House Republican leaders Thursday pushed for a short-term bill to fund Homeland Security and avoid a department shutdown this weekend, hoping to buy more time to force Senate Democrats into negotiations over President Obama’s deportation amnesty.
As Libya descends into a failed state — marked most recently by the beheadings of 21 Coptic Christians by jihadis — Democrats are beginning to question Hillary Rodham Clinton’s rush to war in the country, and one in particular, former Sen. Jim Webb, may make national security the focal point of a presidential campaign.
Breaking sharply with Secretary of State John F. Kerry’s far sunnier assessment just a day before, the Obama administration’s intelligence czar told Congress on Thursday that political instability and state-sponsored mass killing are at their “highest rate” in decades, and the U.S. still faces ominous challenges from China, Russia, cyberterrorists and the continuing turmoil in the Middle East.
Senior intelligence officials appear to be distancing themselves from a tentative timeline that a military officer established last week for invading Mosul, Iraq.
Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi national and former close aide to Osama bin Laden, has been found guilty of the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in east Africa.
China has unleashed its anger on the man President Xi Jinping has been trying his best to cultivate in recent months, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after the Indian leader on Feb. 20 visited the Indian state called Arunachal Pradesh — the place Beijing calls “South Tibet” and insists is its “sacred and indivisible territory.”
A top U.S. Navy admiral told Congress that China has “amazing submarines,” including more nuclear-powered vessels than the United States.
President Obama’s top intelligence official pointed to a range of threats facing America Thursday, from the surge by Sunni Muslim extremist groups in the Middle East, to the pursuit of nuclear weapons by Iran and North Korea, to the push by Russian and Chinese operatives to penetrate Washington’s clandestine national security community.
Five years after the first general election to produce a “hung” Parliament in more than three decades, British voters appear poised to do it again, denying the country’s major parties a clear mandate for the years ahead.
The Obama administration lacks a clear strategy to contain the chaos in Syria and should build on the battlefield successes of Iraq’s Kurdish forces by accelerating shipments of heavy weapons to the front, one of Kurdistan’s top diplomats said Thursday.
The U.S. spy chief says the intelligence community has cast a wary eye on “troublesome” Libya and may work hand-in-hand with France to track terrorists who are strengthening their grip in the region.
The sixth living servicemember to be honored with the Medal of Honor was spied on by Army investigators over an Amazon book review that mentioned his name.