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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

US President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq in the State Dining Room at the White House. Obama said he authorized targeted air strikes and relief supply drops in Iraq to prevent "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities.  (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama ‘Confident’ of Islamic State Group’s Defeat

President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he’s leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. “is on the right side of history.”

09/13/2014

Vice President Dick Cheney speaks about the situation in Syria and Iraq regarding the terrorist group ISIS, at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), on Sept. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Cheney: ‘We’ve Got Rapid Growth In Islamic Terrorism’

Arriving home in Wyoming, former Vice President Dick Cheney continued to hammer on his message that President Barack Obama’s policies are leaving the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.

09/11/2014

President Obama speaks to the nation about his strategy to fight ISIS. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Outlines Plan To Defeat Islamic State

Strategy will include U.S. led air strikes and the training and arming of Syrian rebels opposed to the Islamic State group. He promises no “boots on the ground” for American forces.

09/10/2014

House Intelligence ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., speaks during the inaugural Intelligence Community Summit organized by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) on Sept. 12, 2013  in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dem Rep: Obama Made ‘Mistake’ Not Condemning ISIS More Harshly Over Beheadings

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee believes President Barack Obama made a “mistake” for not condemning the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group more harshly for beheading American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

09/08/2014

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

House Intel Committee Chairman: ISIS ‘One Plane Ticket Away’ From Coming To US

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants are just “one plane ticket” away from coming to the United States.

08/25/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey hold a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: I Will Recommend Military Move Directly Against ISIS Once I Determine They Are Direct Threat To Homeland

Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

08/25/2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says that ISIS terrorists are “very much a threat to the United States, to our friends and allies,” adding that the recent beheading of an American reporter is “what’s in store for the rest of the world” should the U.S. not respond with force.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cheney: ISIS Beheadings ‘In Store For The Rest Of The World’ Without US Action

Former Vice President Dick Cheney says that ISIS terrorists are “very much a threat to the United States, to our friends and allies,” adding that the recent beheading of an American reporter is “what’s in store for the rest of the world” should the U.S. not respond with force.

08/21/2014

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire at ISIS militant positions from the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on Aug. 14, 2014. (credit: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

FBI Director: ISIS Extremists ‘Make Ordinary Terrorists Look Civilized’

Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are “savages” who must be brought to justice, said FBI Director James Comey, whose agents are directly involved in the investigation into the killing.

08/21/2014

President Obama condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley and promised retribution. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: U.S. Tried To Rescue Americans Held Hostage In Syria

President Obama ordered American troops to search for Americans held in Syria, including journalist James Foley.

08/20/2014

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