| Dec 10, 2014
| 3:50 PM
To the editor: Since at least the Munich Summer Olympics in 1972, the world has fallen prey to new breeds of virulent, barbaric Islamist radicals who have done the following gruesome things: beheadings; suicide bombings; bombs in cars, buses, subways,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 5:28 PM
When CIA interrogators waterboarded their first prisoner, Al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah, on Aug. 4, 2002, they justified the simulated drowning as a vital tool to extract secrets about future attacks against the United States.
But after 20 days of...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In mid-September, as the U.S. military prepared to launch cruise missiles against Islamic State militants in Syria for the first time, CIA analysts lobbied to expand the target list to include eight possible locations for leaders of a band of battle-...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration is considering three sites — including two in Maryland — as viable options for a new headquarters building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a long awaited short list...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:45 PM
— Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County.
On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is....
| Sep 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In his 1988 book “Seductions of Crime,” UCLA sociologist Jack Katz devotes an entire chapter to what he calls the “ways of the badass.” “In many youthful circles,” he writes, “to be ‘bad,' to be a ‘...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as he began a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial support to defeat Islamic State militants controlling parts of Iraq and Syria. Kerry on Monday had hailed the...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 6:29 PM
President Barack Obama, senior cabinet officials and his defense and intelligence chiefs will meet with U.S. lawmakers this week and next as the administration seeks support for an offensive against Islamic State militants.
Obama will deliver a speech...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
After Islamic State's beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama's administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 9:56 PM
As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
At least four hostages held in Syria by Islamic State militants, including U.S. journalist James Foley, were waterboarded during their captivity, The Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the treatment of Western hostages....