By Associated Press | 12/05/13 09:09 AM
ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian army helicopters killed a top al Qaeda leader and four associates as they sped through the southern Algerian desert, a local official said Thursday.
By James Jay Carafano | 12/01/13 03:56 PM
Jalaluddin Haqqani left a horrible legacy before he gave up active leadership of the Pakistan-based network of Islamist extremists he founded. Haqqani believed Muslims across the world had a duty to “offer themselves” to the cause of fighting the Russians in Afghanistan. And many answered...
By Charles Hoskinson | 12/01/13 12:33 PM
A moment of bipartisan candor about the terrorist threat to the United States took CNN's Candy Crowley by surprise today. On her "State of the Union" program, Crowley asked Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/18/13 06:54 PM
The Obama administration is renewing its push to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, asking key lawmakers to lift restrictions on transferring detainees off the island. Top administration officials argue that the facility remains a terrorist recruiting tool and that shuttering the...
By Michal Conger | 11/13/13 06:17 PM
An Afghan contractor with ties to insurgent groups -- one the Army should have cut ties with last year -- was given access to a U.S. facility, according to the special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction. The Zurmat Group is one of 43 contractors in Afghanistan the Army has refused to...
By Bloomberg News | 11/13/13 05:43 PM
Tarek Mehanna’s conviction for conspiring to help al-Qaeda by translating a manual titled “39 Ways to Serve and Participate in Jihad” was upheld by a federal appeals court. Mehanna’s 17 1/2-year prison term also was justified, the three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in...
By Associated Press | 11/13/13 12:40 PM
Two militant groups believed to be responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in northeast and central Nigeria have been designated as foreign terrorist organizations, the State Department said Wednesday.
By Michael O'Hanlon | 11/08/13 05:14 AM
We live in oxymoronic times. Everyone recognizes the need for a streamlined, more efficient Pentagon. Yet Congress won't let the Department of Defense close another base or increase the copayments military families make for their very generous health insurance plans. Continuing resolutions and...
By Associated Press | 11/07/13 06:02 PM
LONDON — Al Qaeda and other terror groups are having a field day with the leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, U.K. spy chiefs told lawmakers Thursday in a strong condemnation of the American's espionage revelations. Iain Lobban, chief of the eavesdropping...
By Brian Hughes | 11/01/13 05:47 PM
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in a White House meeting with President Obama on Friday pressed the United States for a major weapons deal to help Baghdad defeat a resurgent al Qaeda -- but Obama made no concrete commitments to meet the request.
By Byron York | 12/08/13
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