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  • Dempsey: Afghan deal puts U.S. 'in a better place'

    "Now we need a signed security agreement and a NATO [status of forces agreement], both of which should be accomplished fairly quickly," said U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • New terror group could pose bigger threat to U.S. than ISIS

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said on "Face the Nation" Sunday that the threat of Khorasan is "more immediate" than the Islamic State, which the United States is targeting with airstrikes.

  • Feinstein: Congress must debate military force against Islamic State

    The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman said that Congress must reconvene after the November election to debate a measure authorizing President Obama to use military force in the Middle East.

  • 'Peaceful democratic transition' begins in Afghanistan: John Kerry

    Secretary of State John Kerry has hailed the "extraordinary statesmanship" of the two Afghan leaders who inked a power-sharing agreement this weekend.

  • Secret Service boosts security outside White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday. President Barack Obama insisted he still has confidence in the...

  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago...

  • Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some...

  • Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.

  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly...

  • Letting in the wrong refugees

    Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles' heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It's the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us.

  • Kurdish fighters pour into Syria to fight Islamic State

    Hundreds of Kurdish fighters entered Syria from Turkey and Iraq Saturday to defend Syrian Kurds from attack by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces.

  • NORAD: Eight Russian war planes intercepted this week

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command has reported that Canadian and American fighter jets intercepted Russian war planes this week.

  • Egypt's president said he warned of Islamic State threat a year ago

    In his first interview with a non-Egyptian media outlet since taking office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi the Associated Press that he recognized the threat and had acted to prevent a civil war from breaking out in Egypt.

  • 'Troubling': Republicans demand answers from Kerry on Iran

    A group of 31 Republican senators sent Secretary of State John Kerry a letter Friday expressing grave concern over "troubling nuclear concessions to Iran."

  • Panetta: U.S. needed to stay in Iraq, too slow engaging in Syria

    In an interview scheduled to air Sunday evening, the former Secretary of Defense told CBS News' "60 Minutes" he did not believe it was the right thing to do to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq in December of 2011.



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