Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran, issued a scathing assessment Tuesday of President Obama's refusal to utter the words "Islamic extremism" in reference to recent terror attacks, saying the omission is a threat to the safety of the nation.
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By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times
White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz argued during Wednesday's briefing that the United States can negotiate prisoner swaps with Taliban members, because the Taliban is not considered a terrorist group. Published January 28, 2015
By Jacqueline Klimas - The Washington Times
Ash Carter, President Obama's pick to be the new defense secretary, has told senators he doesn't see any way to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay over the next two years, putting a major dent in Mr. Obama's hopes to shut it down before he leaves office. Published January 28, 2015
Jordan's governing authorities agreed Wednesday to release a convicted terrorist in exchange for the Islamic State's freeing of an air force pilot who has been held captive in Syria for a month.
JetBlue pulled one of its flights after discovering a tweeted message that bluntly warned: "Guys, flight 321 and 334 have explosives on board," USA Today reported.
The Transportation Security Administration is quietly proposing to outsource to private companies its PreCheck program, which allows enrolled members to skip past security lines at airports — a move some analysts warn may have serious privacy and security implications.
Taylor Swift's Twitter and Instagram accounts were reportedly hacked Tuesday afternoon by a group that might be affiliate with Islamic State terrorists, but were quickly recovered within 15 minutes of the hack.
A day after a small drone breached the White House security perimeter, President Obama said Tuesday that he wants federal guidelines to protect people from drone attacks and invasions of privacy.
A device — possibly a drone — was discovered and recovered on the White House grounds, though spokesman Josh Earnest says not to worry: There's no threat.
The Transportation Security Agency went too far by trying to keep information away from the public, a top federal watchdog said.
The crash of a drone into the White House lawn Monday morning shows the need for improved policy and education about the use of the devices, experts said.
Border Patrol agents' labor union announced their opposition Friday to the House GOP's new border security bill, calling it "window dressing" that doesn't add any new agents or updated their firepower to get the job done in sealing off the U.S.-Mexico border.
Protective computer passwords have some competition. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a novel intelligent computer keyboard that not only cleans itself - but can identify users by the pattern and style of their fingertips and keystrokes. The "human-machine interfacing" device, reported in the American Chemical Society's academic journal "Nano," could provide a foolproof way to prevent unauthorized users from gaining direct access to computers.
The TSA has a number of security problems at John F. Kennedy airport in New York, but it declared many of the details classified to try to hide the embarrassing information from the public, the agency's internal auditor charged in a report released Friday.
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.
Federal employees shouldn't be fired for blowing the whistle on something that could threaten public safety, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas got into a shootout with a suspected drug smuggler along the border with Mexico on Wednesday.
The Evan Bayh report's bottom line: The unnamed CIA officers acted reasonably when trying to confirm their suspicions that the Feinstein cadre took documents that the CIA had designated as privileged, a designation the White House counsel backed up.
President Obama's proposals on fixing the nation's lagging cybersecurity infrastructure were met with widespread support from industry experts and even some Republicans Tuesday, though civil liberties advocates warned it could lead to a dangerous invasion of privacy.
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These people who traveled to Syria to join and support an army of psychopathic mass murderers, will simply be "tracked" once they get back on our soil.
"We are in a dangerous place in the world, perhaps more dangerous than in the past 10 years."
Intelligence has once again been front and center in the news this past week, and that's hardly ever good news for the intelligence community.
When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence.