More Terrorism Articles

  • Obama: Battle-hardened militants pose threat to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is concerned that battle-hardened militants who have spent time in Syria and Iraq could present a rising threat to U.S. security because they would be able to enter the country without visas on European passports. "They're gaining strength in some...

  • Blast in Damascus suburb market kills 2

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a busy market in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding dozens as Muslims went shopping a day before the start of their holy month of Ramadan, activists said. The blast in Douma came nearly two...

  • A thought piece on Dick Cheney from the philosopher Michael Bay

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has a villain who will remind viewers of a certain vice president back in the news: Dick Cheney.

  • Needs more hashtag: State Department announces expansion of social media campaign against terrorism

    As conflict in the Middle East intensifies, the U.S. State Department is sticking to what it knows best: hashtag activism.

  • Who to kill? Obama's drone policy is more about politics than law

    The Obama administration’s justification for the killing of American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011 has always been somewhat murky. Awlaki was killed in Yemen along with another American, Samir Khan (editor of the al Qaeda magazine “Inspire”), when a missile fired from an American drone...

  • State Department going online to counter terrorism messages

    The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications has hired a contractor to provide it with six staffers to conduct "a digital English-language campaign designed to counter propaganda by al Qaeda and other extremist groups" outside the U.S.

  • Is the rise of ISIS World War I's next phase?

    On June 28, 1914, Serbian ultra-nationalist Gavril Princip assassinated Austro-Hungarian Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Police quickly arrested Princip and the rest of a ragtag band of Serb terrorists who had come to the Balkan city to provoke hate and create chaos.

  • Naming the Islamist militants in the news: ISIS or ISIL?

    Islamist militants have surged to control in northern Iraq, upending the Obama administration's efforts to ignore what happens in that country and giving multiple opportunities for media pundits who have never served in the region to suggest solutions they won't have to carry out.

  • 5 facts about the new U.S. mission in Iraq

    President Obama's Thursday announcement to send 300 military advisers to Iraq to try to help the country's security forces beat back a rapidly advancing al Qaeda-inspired insurgency, has prompted more questions than it answered. Here are five answers to some of the basics: Who will serve as...

  • Rep. Robert Pittenger works to reassure America's allies post-Edward Snowden

    Rep. Robert Pittenger is on a mission to smooth over relations with allies that have been damaged by the revelations of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. After meeting Wednesday with a delegation of Austrian lawmakers, Pittenger, R-N.C., said recent developments in Iraq and Syria...

  • VIDEO --- House lawmakers: What's next after Bowe Bergdahl swap?

    Lawmakers are digging into the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap and its potential effects on national security.

  • Former Guantanamo Bay detainee arrested in Spain for recruiting ISIS fighters

    A former Guantanamo Bay detainee identified as Lahcen Ikassrien was among those arrested in Spain over the weekend for allegedly recruiting on behalf of a brutal terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Ikassrien's arrest raises concern about the activities of other released...

  • U.S. captures Benghazi terror suspect

    U.S. forces have captured a suspected leader of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist strike in Benghazi, Libya, the first successful attempt by the Obama administration to detain a key figure in the deadly attack. The White House, long on the defensive for failing to apprehend any of the Benghazi...

  • White House week ahead: Obama tries to craft Iraq response

    President Obama returns from a California golf vacation Monday hoping to answer a vexing question from Republicans and Democrats alike: What is his plan for Iraq? Obama is weighing whether to approve U.S. airstrikes to slow insurgents who have seized a growing number of Iraqi cities and have...

  • Obama says U.S. may help try to stabilize Iraq

    With an insurgent group in control of large swaths of Iraq and quickly gaining ground, President Obama announced Friday that the U.S. could intervene militarily to help stabilize security but ultimately the country would need to solve its own problems.



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