With the lame-duck Congress failing to advance bipartisan surveillance-reform legislation, President Obama faces an uphill climb next year with his plans to end the National Security Agency’s mass collection of phone records.
Before he feasted on a Thanksgiving meal with six kinds of pie, President Obama called U.S. troops from each of the five military branches to thank them for their service on behalf of the nation.
Time is a killer on the battlefield when troops are wounded, but the Pentagon is betting that “hibernation” drugs being pioneered by an Australian researcher will mitigate that problem.
U.S. authorities say there’s no specific “chatter” indicating an imminent terrorist plot targeting the American homeland, but intelligence and law enforcement officials are staying vigilant around Thanksgiving — which arrives just weeks after the Department of Homeland Security cited an enhanced threat of “lone” wolf attacks in the United States.
Israel’s Shin Bet said Thursday it had arrested more than 30 Hamas militants in the West Bank who were planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Jerusalem.
William A. Reinsch, former undersecretary of commerce for export administration under President Bill Clinton, offered a surprising mea culpa in the latest annual report by the U.S.- China Economic and Security Review Commission made public earlier this month.
Iran’s top leader on Thursday said he would not stand in the way of continued nuclear negotiations with world powers and would accept a “fair” agreement, but vowed not to bow to bullying by the United States.
U.S. military personnel aided Yemeni forces Tuesday in a hostage rescue mission that left numerous al Qaeda fighters dead.
A Veteran Affairs office that oversees hundreds of millions of dollars in projects in Washington, Maryland and Virginia has failed to document why the agency is making no-bid purchases — a form of procurement the Obama administration has railed against publicly.
Speculation inside the Pentagon is that Michele Flournoy is waiting for a chance at the job from a President Hillary Rodham Clinton, with whom she has close ties.
President Obama spoke with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Wednesday about Mr. Obama’s granting of legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, and the White House said both men pledged to stop more immigrants coming from Central America.
Pakistani officials are aware of China’s new stealth fighter jet, and they like what they see. Talks have started between Pakistan and China to work out a deal for up to 40 of the planes, which debuted Nov. 11 at the Zhuhai Airshow.