The FBI on Thursday issued a warning to U.S.-based journalists and media organizations advising them that they may be targeted by lone-wolf Islamic State militants in retribution for U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq.
Russian military provocations have increased so much over the seven months since Moscow annexed Crimea from Ukraine that Washington and its allies are scrambling defense assets on a nearly daily basis in response to air, sea and land incursions by Vladimir Putin’s forces.
The Pentagon wants mind-controlled drones. The Office of the Secretary of Defense and The U.S. Army Research Laboratory have teamed up with the University of Texas at San Antonio to help make make their vision for the mind-controlled devices a reality.
With the exception of a handful of state-sponsored militant groups, the Islamic State is likely the “best-funded terrorist organization” Washington has ever confronted, raising roughly $1 million a day from black market oil sales, $20 million in ransoms over the past year and millions a month through extortion rackets in Syria and Iraq, the Treasury Department’s top official tracking terrorist financing said Thursday.
Sen. Tom Coburn has no love for the Pentagon’s “Iron Man” suit project, which Special Operations Command spearheaded earlier this year.
President Obama’s top health official implored the nation’s doctors Thursday to help the U.S. stem the threat of Ebola and keep health care workers safe against the deadly virus that has wreaked havoc in West Africa, struck Dallas and, as she spoke, set off a scare in New York.
NATO plans to create a new quick-reaction force by the fall of 2015. NATO’s vision for its future Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) is to have up to 5,000 troops from an international coalition ready at a moment’s notice to deploy anywhere in the world.
Stifling, dirty air is not the only thing blanketing Beijing. Since Oct. 17, the Chinese capital has been under an all-encompassing security sweep, officially declared to be in a “combat status with the highest level of prevention and control mechanisms around the clock.”
Since the Medal of Honor was created during the Civil War, 3,487 men and one woman have received the nation’s highest military honor.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper reacted to the terrorist storming and shooting of a war memorial and then Parliament with a blunt, aggressive message: This nation will not bury its head.
Rep. Peter King said during a Fox News interview that the United States was falling down on the job when it came to protecting against terrorists.
President Obama’s spokesman laughed off as “crazy” Wednesday reports that the Homeland Security Department is preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country by ordering enough paper to print as many as 5 million “green” cards annually.