The Pentagon says that it has crushed most of the oil refineries the Islamic State has been using to fund its terrorist activities.
A top congressman sent a letter Tuesday demanding the Justice Department investigate last week’s beheading in Oklahoma as a possible terrorist incident, rather than dismissing it as workplace violence.
American and Afghanistan authorities have reached a deal and to allow U.S. troops to remain in the country beyond the end of the year.
A recently declassified Army intelligence assessment warns military personnel about the possibility of an Islamic State attack against them on U.S. soil.
U.S. policy leaders, including President Obama, were repeatedly warned for more than a year by the U.S. intelligence community that the Islamic State terror group was gaining significant strength in Syria and was on the verge of seizing territory deep inside Iraq, where the military was struggling to respond.
The man who jumped over the White House fence and sprinted across the front lawn made it all the way to the East Room before he was apprehended, according to a Washington Post report.
The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects.
The thousands who’ve amassed in the streets of Hong Kong to rally for democracy have taken up the chant of Ferguson, Missouri, residents, calling out to responding police, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” various media reported.
Investigators have recommended the government bar a Virginia company that employs a who’s who list of former powerful federal officials from getting contracts after they found employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly tried to steer business to the firm.
The Islamic State has become a de facto nation without borders, able to direct people in foreign countries to do its bidding even as the United States is leading a global coalition to combat its army in Iraq and Syria.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators clogged Hong Kong streets overnight into Tuesday, defying Beijing in what is quickly becoming China’s biggest political challenge since the Tiananmen Square revolt more than two decades ago.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared his country’s recent bombing campaign in Gaza to the U.S.-led strikes against militants in Iraq and Syria, saying Hamas and the Islamic State group share the same goal of world domination.