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  • Deal to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    The Bilateral Security Agreement allows for 9,800 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan past the end of the year to help train, equip and advise Afghan military and police forces.

  • Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

    ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic...

  • White House backtracks on Obama ISIS comments

    The White House is downplaying comments President Obama recently made about the intelligence community’s failure to warn of the full threat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria posed to the region and the United States.

  • Will the West defend itself?

    Western politicians calling Islam a religion of peace doesn't make it so.

  • GOP rejects Obama's claim that intelligence advisers underestimated Islamic State

    Republican lawmakers on Monday rejected President Obama's claim in a "60 Minutes" interview that his intelligence advisers "underestimated" the growing terrorism threat in the Middle East.

  • Cruz hits Obama on Iran policy

    The United States' campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is not a reason to ignore a nuclear Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz argued Monday.

  • U.S., Afghanistan to sign bilateral security deal Tuesday

    Afghanistan will sign a deal to allow U.S. troops to remain in that country beyond the end of the year, a senior White House official said Monday.

  • US envoy says no talks with NKorea in sight

    BEIJING (AP) — Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday. Glyn Davies, the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, told reporters...

  • Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process. It was...

  • The Obama-military complex

    The dust-up between the president and his generals is the byproduct of an inherent conflict between Obama and those tasked with waging war.

  • Cyberwar: Not if. Not when. Now.

    When intruders cracked into the computer files of a prime contractor for the Department of Homeland Security, it was a warning that no one, including the government's own security arm, was immune from the threat.

  • Gap widens between defense funding and military mission

    The Pentagon calls it "risk," but it's really Washington's most hotly debated unfunded mandate: the growing gap between the military's budget and what it is being asked to do.

  • Brown vetoes bill limiting drone surveillance

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced Sunday that he has vetoed a bill that would have placed strict limits on law enforcement agencies using unmanned aerial drones for surveillance. AB1327 by Republican Assemblyman Jeff Gorrell of Camarillo would have required...

  • Oklahoma City beheading case leaves national security experts wondering

    Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser to the president, said the FBI is investigating whether the suspect, Alton Nolen, is a so-called "lone wolf" terrorist or a disgruntled worker who went on a rampage, killing and beheading one co-worker and seriously wounding another.

  • Nearly three-fourths of Americans skeptical of 'no troops on ground' pledge

    The Wall Street Journal reports 72 percent of registered voters said they believe U.S. ground troops will eventually be deployed to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has taken huge chunks of territory in both of those countries.



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