More National Security Articles

  • White House: Obama golfs for 'clearing of the mind'

    The White House on Friday defended President Obama for spending so much time on the golf course amid growing crises abroad and domestically.

  • 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...

  • White House says ISIS is no longer 'JV'

    A senior White House official said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has gained more power and pose a greater threat now than they did when President Obama referred to them as a 'JV' team in an interview eight months ago.

  • FBI: No credible threats to US from Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group. An intelligence bulletin, issued to state and local law enforcement, says while there's no credible threat to the U.S. as a...

  • Pentagon to Russia: Remove your trucks from Ukraine

    The Pentagon on Friday condemned Russian forces for sending a 90-truck convoy into Ukraine and demanded that they remove their vehicles and personnel from the territory "immediately."

  • 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.



From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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