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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

Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen testifies on Syria and the Ukraine to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, March 6, 2014. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Terrorism Database Doubles to 1.1 Million People Since 2010

A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures.

08/05/2014

Several Republicans have called on President Barack Obama to show “presidential leadership” and lay out a strategy to defeat ISIS in the wake of the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant Islamic group.
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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

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Benghazi Militant’s Next Court Date in September

The suspect in the Benghazi attacks has appeared before three judges in less than two weeks and now his lawyers will begin the long work of building a defense against the charges he’ll face.

07/08/2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney talks about his wife Lynne Cheney's book "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered" on May 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cheney: I Believe There Will Be ‘Far Deadlier’ Terrorist Attack Against US

Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes the U.S. will face another terrorist attack in this decade and that it will be worse than 9/11.

06/25/2014

File photo of The Department of Homeland Security main complex in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

With Big Cities Ramping Up Counterterrorism Efforts, Is Midwest A Hot Target For Terrorists?

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – As the recent crisis in Iraq unfolds and talks of terror cells taking aim at American targets once again crop up, the focus on increased security and counterterrorism efforts in major cities […]

06/19/2014

A truck burns on the grounds of the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi during the September 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. (STR/AFP/GettyImages)

Benghazi Suspect In U.S. Custody

Ahmed Abu Khattala will face a trial in the United States for the Sept. 11th, 2012 attack that killed 4 Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

06/17/2014

Cameroon fighters patrol the border with Nigeria, ready to respond to any attacks by Boko Haram gunmen. (Reinnier KAZE/AFP/Getty Images)

Wearing Disguises, Boko Haram Gunmen Kill Hundreds In Nigeria

Gunmen wore military fatigues to convince townspeople they were Nigerian military, then forced civilians to the city center and started shooting.

06/05/2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with members of his military staff before boarding his plane prior to his departure from Andrews Air Force Base on May 28, 2014 in Maryland. (credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty Images)

Hagel: The US Will Be ‘Living With Terrorism For Many Years’

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday it was not clear yet how many troops the U.S. will use to battle terrorists in Afghanistan in the coming two years, but he expressed some confidence that the Afghan forces will improve enough to secure and govern their own country.

05/29/2014

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