Mountaineer Herve Gourdel was kidnapped Sunday while hiking in Algeria. A splinter group from al-Qaida posted a video saying his death was revenge for French participation in airstrikes against the Islamic State.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize federal legislation that compensates first responders who got sick working at ground zero in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks, saying thousands still need help.
Rubio Positioning Himself As Leading Foreign Policy Hawk Among Republicans Considering White House Runs
Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.