More National Security Articles

  • After Syria remarks, Obama and Hillary Clinton to attend party on Martha's Vineyard

    The event comes shortly after Clinton criticized the president's handling of Syria and his overall approach to his foreign policy decision-making in an interview.

  • Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into the Obama administration's emergency action in northern Iraq, the...

  • Kerry visits Solomon Islands, sees WWII memorials

    HONIARA, Solomon Islands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid a visit Wednesday to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, where he met the tiny nation's leaders and commemorated the ferocious World War II battles fought on Guadalcanal. Kerry met with Solomon Islands Prime Minister...

  • DHS released 600 immigrants with criminal records

    In what is already fast becoming the latest flashpoint in the debate over allowing millions more illegal immigrants to remain in the United States legally, a government watchdog agency found that U.S. immigration officials released more than 600 undocumented immigrants in 2013 when faced with...

  • US urges speedy formation of new Iraq government

    SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq's new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer significant additional aid in the fight against Islamic State militants. Kerry said the U.S. "stands ready to fully support...

  • US sends 130 more troops to Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Another 130 U.S. troops arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on what the Pentagon described as a temporary mission to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis facing thousands of displaced Iraqi civilians trapped on Sinjar Mountain. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced the...

  • The real problem with mindless drones

    Commercial drones are the future -- will idiotic regulation keep them grounded?

  • New ID-check system for military installations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military installations have a new system for checking the credentials of people trying to gain access. Department of Defense spokeswoman Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson said in a statement that the system, called the Identity Matching Engine for Security and Analysis, became...

  • Why get involved in Iraq, but not Syria? It's complicated, Obama says

    President Obama has gotten defensive over his decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq and provide weapons to allied factions there but not in Syria.

  • How President Obama's Iraq intervention will affect the midterms

    At a fundraiser in Martha's Vineyard Monday, President Obama had a tricky set of arguments to make. First, he described America's intervention in Iraq as part of its role as the world's policeman, "the one indispensable nation." Then he pivoted back to his campaign speech, touting the...

  • Attorney: Manning not receiving hormone therapy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and an attorney say convicted national security leaker Chelsea Manning isn't receiving medical treatment for her gender identity condition as previously approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The ACLU and Manning's civilian attorney...

  • US drone attacks Iraq militant mortar position

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq. The U.S. Central Command issued a brief statement saying the Tuesday morning attack targeted a mortar position that was firing on members of...

  • DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak employee hundreds of thousands of dollars over two decades to obtain confidential information it could have gotten for free, according to internal investigators at the railroad. According to a report released Monday by...

  • Iraq crisis deepens; US directly arms Kurds

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician Monday to form the next government, setting up a fierce political power struggle even as the country battles extremists in the north and west. The showdown came as the United States...

  • A way forward to end the evil incarnate of the Islamic State in Iraq: Examiner Editorial

    The president seems to be ignoring an obvious solution to the Islamic State and their crimes against humanity.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Appalling

    The president is appalled. Indeed he said this afternoon that "the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL." The act of violence that killed Jim...

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  • Annihilate ISIS

    Here are the two best responses I've seen so far to the latest barbarism from ISIS. My friend Seth Leibsohn, now a talk radio host in Phoenix, emails with a short-term suggestion:

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  • Poll: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Executive Action On Immigration

    American voters says they would prefer President Barack Obama work with Congress rather than use executive action to address the illegal immigration crisis at the border, according to a detailed...

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