Amid widespread reports of an Islamic State-free zone being created on the border between Turkey and Syria, the Pentagon said Monday that the administration is nowhere near a final deal and that the U.S. is committed to making the entire world a safe zone from terrorists.
Turkey has finally entered in force into the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State group, but the move also has exposed the contradictions and confusion at the heart of U.S. policy, with the Obama administration struggling Monday to balance its promises to warring allies in the region and to prevent a deeper U.S. ground force engagement in the fight.
Rep. Peter King, chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, wants to amend federal sentencing guidelines so that anyone who ambushes a police officer, state law enforcement officer or federal agent faces extra jail time and stiffer fines.
President Obama blasted Republicans Monday for playing “fast and loose” with the facts of his administration’s nuclear deal with Iran and said some GOP presidential candidates are using the issue to divert attention from Donald Trump’s surging campaign.
Activists opposed to an information sharing proposal about to be brought back up in the Senate are asking others to fax their complaints to Capitol Hill.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee isn’t backing off comments he made over the weekend in which he said the nuclear deal with Iran brokered by President Obama is basically marching Israelis “to the door of the oven.”
Capitol Hill Republicans are pushing to arm service members at recruitment centers in the wake of the deadly Chattanooga, Tennessee, attack, but a “patchwork” of laws may get in the way.
A number of former and current military leaders who were in power when all U.S. troops left Iraq are saying today that the complete exit left the door open for the Islamic State’s land grab.
A shootout at a wedding party in northern Afghanistan has left 21 people dead and eight wounded, an official said Monday.
NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The lifting of economic sanctions on Iran will open “massive trade” opportunities for Pakistan and could effectively transform the energy markets of South Asia by paving the way for a long-awaited gas pipeline across the Iranian-Pakistani border, said a top Pakistani diplomat, expressing his nation’s deep hope that the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Tehran goes into effect as soon as possible.
A federal judge’s ruling presaging the release of the largest number of illegal immigrant mothers and children from U.S. detention centers has erased the last get-tough immigration policy of the Obama administration, leaving the law even more of a mess and authorities with even fewer tools to try to deter another surge of border crossers.
President Barack Obama urged Ethiopia’s leaders Monday to curb crackdowns on press freedom and political openness as he began a visit that human rights groups say legitimizes an oppressive government.