Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.
The Pentagon wants a plane that can attain incredibly fast speeds while also possessing the ability to hover. The experimental Phantom Swift X-Plane will fulfill that role, and now Boeing has secured a $9 million to continue work it started roughly one year ago.
The Pentagon is working to confirm that the intended target of a covert counterterrorism strike in Somalia is among the six militants killed.
State Dept. asked if U.S. at war with Islamic State: ‘I’m not going to, again, put new labels on it’
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said shortly after the purported killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff that the U.S. government was not going to “put new labels” on America’s response to the Islamic State group by calling it war.
Despite the Obama administration’s vow to shift resources, Border Patrol agents say they are still being forced to take care of the illegal immigrant children surging across the border, having to cut down on the regular patrol duties going after gun, drug and illegal immigrant smugglers.
Sen. Chris Murphy said Tuesday that the Islamic State’s march through Iraq and Syria must be stopped, but he does not think President Obama is being “too cautious” in his approach to the task.
A Marine Corps helicopter carrying 25 crashed in the Gulf of Aden — but all 25 aboard were brought to safety, U.S. Navy officials said.
Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, told a crowd of 3,000 at a conservative summit in Dallas that Americans fighting with Islamic State militants should be exiled from the country saying, “we need to not let into this country any American who is fighting with ISIS.”
U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.
The muted American response to Russia’s invasions of Ukraine could have consequences far beyond Eastern Europe, according to security analysts who fear the crisis may discourage countries in the future from swearing off nuclear weapons like Kiev did in a 1994 treaty.
Having failed to stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, President Obama heads to Europe this week to reassure NATO members that he won’t let Russian President Vladimir Putin crash any gates elsewhere in Eastern Europe, even as Mr. Putin continued to do exactly that over the weekend.
President Obama is under fire for his cautious approach to beating back the Islamic State’s march through Iraq and Syria, with a top House Republican suggesting his foreign policy was in free fall and that Western allies no longer view the U.S. as a leader in the fight against bad actors.