Mass graves have turned up in Iraq’s Anbar province that may contain up to 220 victims of the Islamic State group.
Three of President Obama’s GOP partners on immigration warned him Thursday not to try to act on his own to grant legal status to illegal immigrants, saying the border is not yet secure enough from either illegal immigration or potential terrorist threats.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel admitted outright Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad, whom the Obama administration has for years called for the removal of, is now benefiting from the administration’s strategy of bombing Islamic State targets inside Syria.
Hong Kong’s tycoons, typically the bedrock of China’s influence over the former British colony, have been notably silent in denouncing the pro-democracy protest movement.
A Virginia-based company with defense and intelligence agency contracts is facing criminal charges that it pa id a corrupt Army procurement official who was recently sent to prison for taking kickbacks.
It is “too early to tell” whether the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State will work, says a top Greek national security official who was in Washington this week to discuss how his nation can better coordinate with the U.S. to track extremist foreign fighters between Europe and the Middle East.
The “friendly fire” airstrike that killed five American soldiers in Afghanistan on June 9 is the first known case of a battlefield catastrophe that can be linked to automatic defense spending cuts that greatly curtailed prewar training.
The Obama administration’s Deputy National Security Adviser Antony Blinken told an audience in New York City that the U.S. needed to leave Iraq in December, 2011 so that it could return.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sent a highly detailed memo to National Security Adviser Susan Rice in early October that blasted the White House’s strategy in Syria.
The U.S. Army is refusing to “suspend or debar” supporters of the Afghan insurgency from receiving lucrative government contracts, a practice that is illegal and dangerous to U.S. national security interests, according to a government watchdog group.
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.
The agency in charge of protecting the Pentagon has sent out a warning that “ISIL-linked terrorists” want to attack employees and is urging them to change routines and mask their identities.