More National Security Articles

  • Terror threats at chemical plants underestimated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is underestimating the threat of a chemical attack on America's densely populated cities and has failed to inspect virtually all of the chemical facilities that it considers particularly vulnerable to terrorists, congressional investigators say. The yearlong...

  • Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly

    MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents. The U.S. and European Union released details...

  • How the Obama-Vladimir Putin relationship died

    There have been so many new lows in the relationship between President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, that it's easy to forget how confident Obama was in forging a new partnership with the Kremlin after his election in 2008.

  • Diplomat: Criticism of Kerry not from Netanyahu

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday that criticism from within the Jewish state of Secretary of State John Kerry's peace-making efforts is traceable to Israel's "very rambunctious democracy" and not Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "This is not coming...

  • Four reasons Congress may not pass the border bill before recess

    Though both Democrats and Republicans in Congress want to address the recent influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border before the August recess starts, a deal looks farther away than ever.

  • As a new Cold War looms, it's time to stand up to Russian provocations

    The House Oversight chairman says blood is on Vladimir Putin's hands. 

  • West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force President Vladimir...

  • Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans. The bill...

  • Obama unveils tougher sanctions against Russia

    President Obama announced new, tougher sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, as Western nations ramped up pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine.

  • US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of...

  • Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week's end. "Let's stop playing games," said...

  • House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the May swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. The Republican-led Armed Services Committee backed a nonbinding...

  • VIDEO: Obama announces new Russia sanctions

    President Obama announced new economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, putting significant restraints on American exports and trade relationships with Russian companies.

  • VIDEO: Defending Secretary of State John Kerry

    The Obama administration is defending the work of Secretary of State John Kerry as he comes under fire in the Israeli press.

  • VIDEO: Ambassador nominee wants to 'keep the pressure on' Russia

    The man likely to become the United States' next ambassador to the Russian Federation told Senate lawmakers Tuesday he want's to "keep the pressure on" and find a way to deescalate the crisis in Ukraine.



From the Weekly Standard

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    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

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