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  • State Department spent millions on six towers nobody wants in Afghanistan

    Six communication towers were built in Afghanistan at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of more than $6.5 million, despite the fact that the Pentagon didn't want them and Afghan officials couldn't use them.

  • White House weighs Syria travel restrictions

    The Obama administration is considering restricting or revoking passports held by Americans suspected of fighting for the Islamic State.

  • State Dept 'makes it up,' witness tells House hearing on Benghazi

    An expert who served on a panel overseeing State Department recommendations in the aftermath of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, told a congressional committee Wednesday the department has failed to follow through on key proposals for improving diplomatic security.

  • Islamic State crisis reveals Obama administration has a serious communication problem

    The rise of the ultra-violent group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has revealed an unsettling truth: Top Obama administration officials do not appear to be communicating with each other as they scramble to address the growing terrorist threat.

  • The reason Hillary Clinton should be in the news right now

    As much of the national press continues to focus its attention on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's supposed 2016 ambitions, including her participation in a Iowa steak fry, the Daily Signal's Sharyl Attkisson remains focused on the former first lady's handling of the Benghazi debacle.

  • American man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

    An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor by a court in North Korea, where authorities had accused him of trying to investigate human rights issues.

  • Al-Shabab terrorist cell discovered in Uganda

    A terrorist cell has been discovered in Uganda, leading the State Department to warn Americans there to stay hidden or flee.

  • Kerry: 'Premature' to outline countries' anti-ISIS roles

    While visiting Turkey to press leaders there to start taking steps to shut down its borders — and the flow of funding — to the Islamic State, Kerry waved off any suggestion that Iran would join the so-called coalition of the willing.

  • In the best of hands: Senior Obama official makes terrible geography error

    As the White House continues to flesh out its strategy for combating the Islamic State, rest assured knowing that the U.S. is in the best of hands.

  • Becoming secretary of state could be Hillary's biggest political mistake

    Hillary Clinton enjoyed remarkably high approval ratings during her time as secretary of state under President Obama, but those numbers have evaporated as the Middle East burns and Moscow continues its expansion westward -- leaving her legacy in tatters.

  • Kerry travels to Iraq

    Kerry's presence in Baghdad will give him a chance to discuss his efforts to enlist other regional governments in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Henry Kissinger praises Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state

    "I've known her for many years now, and I respect her intellect," said Kissinger, who served as secretary of state from 1973 to 1977.

  • Kerry congratulates Iraq on milestone

    Kerry plans to travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this week to try to build a regional coalition to help fight ISIS.

  • House Benghazi panel to hold first hearing next week

    The hearing will focus on the implementation of security recommendations made by the State Department's Accountability Review Board that was set up to investigate the surroundings that led to the attacks. 

  • US weighs security needs at overseas embassies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and the State Department says it will give additional help to embassies and consulates in need. This initiative comes as the Senate Intelligence Committee edges toward releasing parts...



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