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"This is something that's new in this war, not something you would've seen back in the Gulf War, but it's an important new capability, and it is an important use of our Cyber Command and the reason that Cyber Command was established in the first place," Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters about fighting the Islamic State. (Associated Press)

Obama launches first cyberwar against ISIS, cuts recruiting by 75 percent

The Obama administration has launched the first cyberwar against the Islamic State, a war that, coupled with real, not virtual, fighting, is producing one of the most encouraging on-the-ground successes in the conflict -- sharply cutting into the number of foreign fighters sneaking into Syria to join the group's terrorist army and its so-called Islamic caliphate. Published September 12, 2016

Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a truck through a Bastille Day crowd, killing 86. Authorities say he had traded text messages with Islamic State followers during the planning. (Associated Press)

Group exposing the drumbeat of Islamic State's propaganda machine

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has carved out a reputation as the premier tracker and exposer of jihadi social media regularly released by various Islamic State media companies. What MEMRI finds is a constant daily drumbeat of Islamic State propaganda. Published September 12, 2016

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is seen here in a still image from a web posting by the terrorist group's media arm, as-Sahab, on July 27, 2011. (Associated Press)

Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda leader: 9/11 attack 'blessed'

The leader of al Qaeda has addressed the world in a video statement on the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, calling the massacre "blessed raids" and urging Muslims to cause more bloodshed in America. Published September 9, 2016

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says transgenders are being hurt by an outdated approach that distracts commanders. (Associated Press)

Pentagon issues sex change manual, allows extended time off for process

The U.S. military has a manual for everything, from how to dress to how to wage war. Now the Pentagon has sent out a detailed written instruction to commanders on how a service member can change his or her sex in a step-by-step process that allows for extended time off. Published July 14, 2016