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  • Federal agent arrested after brandishing gun

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent. According to a police statement, officers responded early Wednesday after someone reported being approached by a very drunk man who pulled out a handgun....

  • U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly...

  • John McCain: Not intervening in Syria 'one of the biggest mistakes ever made'

    The jihadist group ISIS "may be one of the biggest we have ever faced," Sen. John McCain said Sunday, as a result of a failure by the U.S. to intervene early in Syria's violent civil war.

  • Obama's foreign policy under fire: Is it in 'freefall'?

    The reviews of the president's foreign policy strategy are in â€" and they're not positive. 

  • Dianne Feinstein: More sanctions might not work against Russia

    After President Obama suggested this week that the U.S. might impose further sanctions against Russia for its latest incursion into Ukraine, Democrats still aren't fully bought in to the idea.

  • Dianne Feinstein: U.S. should confront ISIS militarily

    The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee has added her voice to those of Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain. 

  • Dianne Feinstein: Obama 'too cautious' in response to ISIS

    The California Democrat also called into question the president's characterization, earlier this year, that ISIS is like a junior varsity team -- not among the highest caliber of terrorist organizations.

  • Sen. Bob Menendez: Arm Ukrainians to fight Russia

    "The European Union, NATO, as well as the U.S., have to consider that this is dramatically different, and we need to give Ukrainian forces the resources to fight for themselves," the New Jersey Dem said on CNN.

  • House intel chairman Rogers: Obama's 'foreign policy 'in absolute freefall'

    "Unfortunately, we find it consistent with [Obama's] past policy and actions on foreign policy," the House Intelligence Committee Chairman said on "Fox News Sunday."

  • Israeli fire on Gaza town raises war crimes claim

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first of August dawned as a day of promise for the Mahmoum clan and thousands of other Palestinians stuck in United Nations shelters in Rafah — thanks to a temporary cease-fire with Israel they could go home for three days. But the expected respite quickly turned...

  • Coast Guard repatriates Cuban, Haitian migrants

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has repatriated 86 migrants it says were illegally migrating from Cuba and Haiti. The Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday that the repatriations are the result of five separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States...

  • Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the...

  • United Nations agency exposed as a tool for Hamas

    Clearly, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has done nothing to prevent its schools or facilities from providing shelter and bases for weapons, rocket launches, and terrorist command personnel.

  • Mexican cartels ramp up human smuggling business

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. intelligence official says Mexican cartels are increasingly profiting from human trafficking due to the surge of Central American migrants seeking to cross into the U.S. Oscar Hagelsieb is the assistant special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in...

  • 5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. In a statement issued Saturday, U.S. Central Command says the five latest U.S. airstrikes were in support of operations conducted by Iraqi security forces....



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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