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Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., delivers remarks following a roundtable discussion with Vice President Joe Biden and law enforcement and elected officials to discuss gun safety on Feb. 11, 2013 at Girard College in Philadelphia. (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: Would Be ‘Very Healthy’ For US If Congress Debates ISIS Terror Threat

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey said Monday it would be “very healthy” for America if members of Congress spend about two weeks getting briefings, holding hearings, and having a real debate about authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State terrorist group.

10/07/2014

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.” (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Deputy Nat’l Security Adviser: US Ground Troops ‘Exactly What Al Qaeda Wants’

Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. boots on the ground is “exactly what al Qaeda wants.”

09/29/2014

CBS News: New Syrian Al Qaeda Cell Developing Bomb Plots Against US Flights

A cell of “veteran al Qaeda fighters” may not be dominating headlines like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but the group of explosive-making experts from Osama bin Laden’s old network are a direct threat to U.S. aviation.

09/18/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference after a bi-state meeting on security preparedness for the New York-New Jersey area on Sept. 15, 2014 in New York. (credit: Andrew Burt/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Terrorist Threat ‘Is More Complex’

New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.

09/16/2014

Residents of Syria's Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp, south of Damascus, collect aid food on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: RAMI AL-SAYED/AFP/Getty Images)

Family: Ransom Was Not Paid To Free US Journalist Held Captive By Al Qaeda-Linked Group In Syria

As the U.S. mourned an American journalist executed by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria.

08/25/2014

File photo of Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Intel Committee Chair: US In More Danger Now Than Before 9/11 Attacks

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that the United States is in more danger now than before the 9/11 attacks.

08/18/2014

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, once again suggested the 9/11 terror attacks are directly linked to current Middle East unrest, saying that “ISIS is more of a threat to the United States now than Al-Qaeda was prior to September 11.”  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

King: ISIS ‘More Powerful Now Than Al-Qaeda Was On 9/11′

Rep. Peter King, chairman of the sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, once again suggested the 9/11 terror attacks are directly linked to current Middle East unrest, saying that “ISIS is more of a threat to the United States now than Al-Qaeda was prior to September 11.”

08/11/2014

Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action in the region. 
 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’ After 9/11

The United States tortured al Qaeda detainees captured after the Sept. 11,2001 attacks, President Obama acknowledged Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office.

08/01/2014

Only hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Former President Bill Clinton reportedly told a group of Australian businessmen that he “could have killed” Osama bin Laden, but that civilian casualties in Afghanistan would have been too great.  File photo of Osama bin Laden. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Clinton Said ‘I Could Have Killed’ Osama Bin Laden Just Hours Before 9/11 Attacks

Only hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Former President Bill Clinton reportedly told a group of Australian businessmen that he “could have killed” Osama bin Laden, but that civilian casualties in Afghanistan would have been too great.

07/31/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Unverified Photo Shows Bergdahl Smiling With Top Terror Commander While In Captivity

An unverified photo posted on a Twitter account associated with terror groups purportedly shows Army Sgt. Bowe Berdahl with a top terror group commander while he was being held in captivity.

07/10/2014

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