Islamic State militants could come to the U.S. through the front door, using America’s “loose and lax” legal immigration system to gain a foothold here, the president of the union that represents immigration case officers said Thursday in a scathing letter.
Congress gave final permission Thursday for the Pentagon to train and arm Syrian rebels, approving part of President Obama’s war plans before fleeing Washington for a two-month break, leaving the White House free rein to fight a war against the Islamic State on its own terms.
Mysterious “interceptor” cellphone towers that can listen in someone’s phone call despite not being part of any phone networks have turned up near the White House and Senate.
President Obama for years insisted that the new breed of “local” extremists in the Middle East weren’t really part of al Qaeda, but now claims the Islamic State group is indeed the same as Osama bin Laden’s original network — a rhetorical shift used by the White House to justify its widening war on terrorism without explicit authorization from Congress.
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry told members of Congress on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has violated the chemical weapons agreement he agreed to earlier this year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken warlike rhetoric to a new level, threatening to send troops into a number of NATO countries, including Poland, an influential German newspaper reported Thursday.
An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan.
A Hawaiian defense contractor will serve more than seven years in prison for giving classified documents to a Chinese citizen, the Justice Department announced.
While he has the power to revoke passports of those traveling to fight in Syria, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Thursday he wants to be careful in using that authority so he doesn’t disrupt any ongoing criminal investigations.
Taking ground combat troops off the table in the fight against the Islamic State could be hurting President Obama’s efforts to build an international coalition because it leaves questions about the U.S. commitment, the former commander who oversaw military efforts in the Middle East said Thursday.
China is love-struck with its new Best Friend Forever — India — epitomized by Supreme Leader Xi Jinping’s three-day official visit to the South Asian country, as Chinese state media revved up praises for India and its new prime minister, Narendra Modi.
Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, said the Senate needs to stay in session and have a full debate on authorizing military force for a campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.