Skip to content

Happening Now

NOW PLAYING: A new Rebellion Radio with Rusty Humphries

Security

Featured Articles

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures during a news conference after he delivered remarks to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, March 2, 2015, in Geneva. Kerry discussed ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, and tensions with Russia over Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

John Kerry working on Iran nuclear deal as Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes it

- Associated Press

As senior U.S. and Iranian officials worked in Switzerland Tuesday to reach a nuclear deal, Israel’s leader warned against reaching an accommodation with Tehran, declaring to the U.S. Congress that Tehran aims for Mideast dominance and won’t let any such pact thwart its plan.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said the government may need to consult private companies in order to reduce cybersecurity threats to the U.S. (Associated Press)

Ashton Carter: DOD must work harder on cybersecurity

- The Washington Times

Officials at the famously insular Department of Defense said Wednesday they often find it “awkward” to work with other parts of the government, but realize they’ll have to try harder if they’re going to tackle cross-agency issues such as cybersecurity.

Related Articles

Boehner, top Democrats demand Obama arm Ukraine

- The Washington Times

House Speaker John A. Boehner and top Democrats and Republicans on all of the key security committees called on President Obama to provide lethal American arms to Ukraine, firing off a bipartisan letter Thursday saying Congress has already given him permission, and he needs to act soon to stop Russian aggression.

Russia launches military drills in the southwest

Associated Press

Russia's military on Thursday launched maneuvers of air defense forces in the southwest of the country, the latest in a series of frequent drills amid tensions with the West.

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Egypt's Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim speaks during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, March 5, 2015, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with five other ministers, state television reported. It said Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who is in charge of police, was replaced by another police general, Magdy Abdel-Ghafar, a career officer in the feared State Security Agency.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

Egypt's el-Sissi replaces interior minister in reshuffle

- Associated Press

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, replacing the powerful minister in charge of the nation's police along with six other ministers, state television reported.

SC panel advances bill to drop wait for vet instate tuition

- Associated Press

Out-of-state military veterans could come to South Carolina and immediately pay instate tuition at its colleges and universities, under legislation endorsed Thursday by a state Senate panel.

Libya says 11 oil fields non-operational after IS attacks

- Associated Press

Libya's state-run oil corporation has declared 11 oil fields in the country non-operational after attacks by suspected Islamic State militants, opting for a force majeure clause that exempts the state from contractual obligations.

Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

- Associated Press

Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers - not the U.S. - are leading the charge.

Chinese military officers arrive at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. China's military budget will grow by about 10 percent in the coming year, a legislative spokeswoman said Wednesday, despite slowing economic growth that fell to 7.4 percent last year and is expected to further decline in 2015.(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China defense spending to grow 10.1 percent in 2015

- Associated Press

China said Thursday it will boost defense spending by 10.1 percent, a smaller rise than last year but in line with large annual increases that have drawn concern among the country's neighbors over Beijing's military and territorial ambitions.

In this photo released Wednesday, March 4, 2015, by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Portuguese state television, RTP, in Damascus, Syria. Assad denied that his troops drop barrels bombs on civilians telling a journalist: "You are talking about massive propaganda." (AP Photo/SANA)

Syria says it killed military leader of al-Qaida group

Associated Press

The military commander of al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate was killed Thursday in an explosion targeting a meeting of senior militants in northern Syria which also killed and wounded a number of other fighters.