The Yemeni government's fall to Iran-backed Shiite militants last week is only the latest sign that Tehran is "on the march" and that President Obama needs a battle plan to rout extremists across the Middle East, the administration's critics charged Sunday.
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By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times
Air Force veteran and congressman Adam Kinzinger said Sunday that "American Sniper," the Oscar-nominated film that's packed theaters while reigniting the nation's culture wars, is the most authentic depiction of the Iraq conflict that he's seen. Published January 25, 2015
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President Obama called on Congress to pass a new authorization to use military force against the Islamic State at the State of the Union, but lawmakers said they had hoped for him to be more specific about powers he believes he will need to defeat the terrorist group. Published January 20, 2015
Secretary of State John F. Kerry flew to Nigeria over the weekend to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and his challenger in the upcoming Nigerian presidential election to push for a peaceful vote and to seek enhanced cooperation in the fight against Islamist terrorism.
The U.S. will not pay ransoms or swap prisoners to satisfy the Islamic State and spring hostages from their grip in Iraq and Syria, President Obama's chief of staff said Sunday, as Japan mourned the apparent beheading of one of its citizens at the hands of the terrorist group.
John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, warned that the current violence sweeping through Yemen — that resulted in the Shiite rebel takeover of the government — as well as the death of Saudi King Abdullah is leading the Mideast into certain chaos.
Russia is trying to strengthen its counter-terrorism ties with partner nations India and Iran just as the U.S. government is increasing pressure on terrorists in the Middle East.Russia is trying to strengthen its counter-terrorism ties with partner nations India and Iran just as the U.S. government is increasing pressure on terrorists in the Middle East.
The Internet will be more effective than economic sanctions or the U.S. military in toppling North Korea's totalitarian regime, President Obama said Thursday.
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, now under Republican control, said Wednesday that it would make its mission to keep a closer eye on the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, including holding hearings at Secretary Robert McDonald’s headquarters and traveling to Arizona to get a firsthand look at the office that denied veterans care by trapping them on secret waiting lists.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday that his foreign policy credentials could give him a leg up on some of the current and former governors flirting with making bids for the Republican presidential nomination.
The Federal Communications Commission is considering a plan to route U.S. emergency 911 location calls through a Russian satellite system, raising national security alarms inside a Congress dubious of Moscow's intentions.
Two Yemeni men linked to al Qaeda will stand trial in the United States over charges they conspired to kill Americans overseas.
The U.S. Air Force sent in its A-10 Thunderbolts II into Iraq for airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Now the terrorist organization seems to have answered with man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude, infrared-guided, surface-to-air missile systems.
A New York man who was convicted of aiding al Qaeda received 15 years in prison Tuesday.
Sen. John McCain called for more ground troops to battle Islamic State terrorists, saying the bombing campaign hasn't worked.
The U.S. Army's commander in Europe will meet with Ukrainian defense officials to the discuss their military-to-military relationship just as the war-torn country wrestling with Russian supporters for control over a key airport in Donetsk.
Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta told a television audience that it's only a matter of time before terrorists strike America again.
The Army's much-criticized battlefield intelligence network met only "minimum capabilities" when it was sent to the Afghanistan War, an audit says.
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