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President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., on May 28, 2014. (credit: CBS News)

Obama: US Will Continue To ‘Take Direct Action’ By Ordering Drone Strikes

In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world’s most indispensable nation, even after a “long season of war,” but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

05/28/2014

A man carries a placard in support of the over 300 schoolgirls being held hostage by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram one month ago. (PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria Leader Cancels Visit To Town Where Kidnapped Girls Lived

President Goodluck Jonathan cited security concerns; parents of the more than 300 abducted schoolgirls are angry.

05/16/2014

President Barack Obama is accompanied by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as he tours the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on May 15, 2014 in New York. Obama inaugurated the museum commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama At New 9/11 Museum: Terrorism Can’t Break Us

President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. He says, quote, “Nothing can ever break us.”

05/15/2014

Protesters in the Nigerian capital Lagos accused President Goodluck Jonathan of ignoring the kidnapping of about 300 schoolgirls by an Islamic extremist group three weeks ago. (AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/via Getty Images)

Nigerian Islamic Extremist Threatens To Sell 276 Kidnapped Girls

In a video, leader of Boko Haram says the teenage girls will “remain slaves” to be sold.

05/05/2014

District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Police Chief Honored By Anti-Defamation League

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has been honored by the Anti-Defamation League for her efforts to fight terrorism and injustice.

04/29/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Founder of Radical Islamic Website That Praised Osama bin Laden Gets 2½ Years

The founder of a radical Islamic website that praised figures like Osama bin Laden and Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison.

04/25/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Court: White House Must Disclose Legal Justification For Using Drones To Kill Suspected American Terrorists Overseas

A federal appeals court says President Barack Obama’s administration must publicly disclose its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.

04/21/2014

Shiite Muslims display a model of an American drone in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on April 19, 2014. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Strike In Yemen Kills 9 Al Qaida Members

Witness says an American UAV struck a white SUV carrying militants.

04/19/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Maryland Teen Gets 5 Years in Jihadist Terror Plot

A Maryland teenager convicted with two American women in a Jihadist terror plot has been sentenced in Philadelphia to five years in prison.

04/17/2014

This image reviewed by the U.S. military shows the guard tower at the entrance to "Camp Five" and "Camp Six" detention facilities of the Joint Detention Group at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Jan. 19, 2012. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Guantanamo Prisoner Goes Before Military Tribunal

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner is facing war crimes charges for allegedly helping plan the suicide bombing of an oil tanker off Yemen in 2002 that killed a crewman and wounded a dozen others.

02/20/2014

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