The White House vowed a “proportional” response Thursday to North Korea’s suspected hacking of Sony Pictures, as lawmakers pledged to beef up the nation’s cybersecurity defenses and blamed the Obama administration for failing to get tough with state-sponsored hackers.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation, run by former Air Force official Mikey Weinstein, petitioned the Army to remove a job posting that required applicants to “be of Christian faith” — and the Army apparently listened.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson pleaded Thursday for Congress to pass full-year funding for his department, saying that if it becomes ensnared in a prolonged debate next year it will hurt his ability to pay for more border security or to cover the bills he ran up during last summer’s illegal immigrant surge.
Indonesia’s top military commander said in an interview that the world’s most populous Muslim nation sees the Islamic State movement in Syria and Iraq as a grave threat to the world and that Jakarta wants to increase coordination with Washington to counter the radical group’s rise in Southeast Asia.
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq have killed three top leaders of the Islamic State group in the past month and a half.
In a rare display of open brotherly schism between Pyongyang and Beijing, China for the first time was not invited to participate in a major anniversary event held Dec. 17 in North Korea.
The federal government isn’t fully prepared to handle a nuclear terrorist attack or large-scale natural catastrophe, lacking effective coordination, and in some cases is years away from ensuring adequate emergency shelter and medical treatment, congressional investigators have found.
The U.S. military commander who leads the new task force operating in Iraq and Syria used the term “Daesh” to describe the Islamic State group for the first time on Thursday during a Pentagon briefing.
President Obama picked CIA Deputy Director Avril Haines Thursday to serve as one of his top national security advisers in the White House.
President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years by diversifying away from its heavy reliance on oil and gas and voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover.
The Taliban had a very specific hit list of young boy that it used for its Dec. 16 attack on a Peshawar school that killed 141 people.
Defending its historic policy reversal on Cuba, the White House on Thursday aligned itself with one potential 2016 presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, while launching an all-out assault on another — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.