More National Security Articles

  • Obama faces tough options in Iraq and Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using...

  • Israeli boy killed in Palestinian mortar attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli rescue officials say a 4-year-old boy has been killed in a mortar attack near the border with the Gaza Strip. The attack occurred early Friday evening in a southern Israeli village along the frontier. Eli Bin, head of Israel's national rescue service, confirmed the...

  • Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

    TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old Tijuana native feels right at home as soon as gets to work at Call Center Services...

  • The Obama administration was wrong to release information on the failed ISIS rescue mission

    Pentagon officials confirmed Thursday that a mission to rescue prisoners held by the ISIS had been launched earlier this year in Syria, but that the extraction team had failed to locate the hostages.

  • Islamic State backers under scrutiny in US

    NEWY YORK (AP) — U.S. authorities are intensifying their efforts to identify and neutralize Islamic State sympathizers they believe could pose a terror threat on American soil. That concern was demonstrated this month with the arrest of Donald Ray Morgan when he returned from Lebanon at New...

  • Has ISIS transformed the vacationer in the Oval Office?

    President Obama is still vacationing in Martha's Vineyard as this is written. But he may have experienced a jolting encounter with a grim reality.

  • Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria. "They can be contained,...

  • This time around, Rick Perry rolls his sleeves up

    Gov. Rick Perry is working a little harder as his second presidential campaign gets underway.

  • Laying off troops close to retirement isn't keeping faith

    Recently laid-off Army officers are not bad apples, rather they are the victims of rudderless policy and feckless prioritization in the White House and Congress.

  • Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held...

  • Will Obama follow up on his new red line against ISIS?

    So far, it's been difficult to discern what President Obama is prepared to do about ISIS outside of staying the airstrike course in Iraq that he began two weeks ago.

  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma:...

  • Chuck Hagel touts long-term strategy against ISIS

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. military intervention in Iraq will continue for some time because the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will not be defeated quickly.

  • GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to notify the...

  • GAO: Obama administration broke the law in Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap

    Pentagon officials broke the law by trading five imprisoned Taliban leaders for captured U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress at least 30 days in advance and by using appropriated public funds for a different purpose, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said Thursday.



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