FBI officials said they arrested a member of a Russian spy ring Monday that had been operating in New York City since 2010.
Federal auditors are questioning the Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s plan to scale back on postwar spending by reducing the number of senior military personnel working for the Pentagon.
A device — possibly a drone — was discovered and recovered on the White House grounds, though spokesman Josh Earnest says not to worry: There’s no threat.
The Transportation Security Agency went too far by trying to keep information away from the public, a top federal watchdog said.
Dennis Rodman, who has famously referred to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un as his lifelong friend, expressed incredulity at the idea of the regime hacking Sony Pictures.
The Yemeni government’s fall to Iran-backed Shiite militants last week is only the latest sign that Tehran is “on the march” and that President Obama needs a battle plan to rout extremists across the Middle East, the administration’s critics charged Sunday.
Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.
The U.S. will not pay ransoms or swap prisoners to satisfy the Islamic State and spring hostages from their grip in Iraq and Syria, President Obama’s chief of staff said Sunday, as Japan mourned the apparent beheading of one of its citizens at the hands of the terrorist group.
Air Force veteran and congressman Adam Kinzinger said Sunday that “American Sniper,” the Oscar-nominated film that’s packed theaters while reigniting the nation’s culture wars, is the most authentic depiction of the Iraq conflict that he’s seen.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry flew to Nigeria over the weekend to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and his challenger in the upcoming Nigerian presidential election to push for a peaceful vote and to seek enhanced cooperation in the fight against Islamist terrorism.
In 2011, as the Charlie Hebdo killers were learning their jihadi trade, French President Nicolas Sarkozy told his country that it had suffered a major societal defeat. Multiculturalism, Europe’s grand experiment in expanded immigration, had failed in France — or, as Mr. Sarkozy put it, “It’s a defeat.”
Sen. John McCain said Sunday that Iran is “on the march” and that President Obama lacks a strategy to deal with the Islamic republic, ratcheting up a tense standoff between congressional Republicans and the White House.