If anyone has forgotten, Turkey is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, where the United States and other members have a duty to come to Turkey’s aid if the alliance receives an Article 5 treaty request. An attack on one alliance member is considered an attack on all. Geopolitical analysts have wondered if Russia’s response to Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter plane would draw NATO into a conflict with the Russian Federation.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international community sending aid and “encouragement” to the host nations.
The highest U.S. military court will hear the case of a Marine who was punished for refusing to remove a Bible verse from her workstation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for economic sanctions against Turkey after a Russian jet was downed earlier this week on the Syrian border.
The intelligence community says it will stop collecting Americans’ phone metadata by Sunday — but wants permission to be able to continue to look through the billions of phone call records it already has for three more months as it tries to see if its replacement snooping program is working.
The FBI has roughly 1,000 active Islamic State probes inside the U.S. and new reports have revealed that at least 48 of those suspects are considered so high-risk that the bureau has deployed elite surveillance teams to track them.
A mortar attack on a United Nations base in northern Mali’s Kidal early Saturday killed at least three people, including two U.N. peacekeepers and a contractor, said the mission spokesman.
The Air Force has hired civilian defense contractors to fly MQ-9 Reaper drone missions in global terrorism hot spots as part of the expansion of the military’s drone program.
A teenager accused of hacking Microsoft and the U.S. Army managed to flee his native Australia earlier this year despite being at the center of cyber investigations worldwide — a trek he said was so easy it was “scary.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the U.S. had received information of the flight path of one of it’s jets in Syria before it was downed by Turkish forces on the border.
Visa waivers are the next likely target for a Congress trying to prevent terrorists from entering the U.S. — and a surprising bipartisan consensus is developing about the need to tighten the laws.
Philippine marines killed eight suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State group in a clash in the southern Philippines on Thursday, seizing bomb-making equipment, assault rifles and black flags, military officials said.