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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

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. 
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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

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

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