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  • Mica: ISIS intel worst since 9/11

    Mica: ISIS intel worst since 9/11
    Updated 6:36 p.m. with response from Mica's primary opponent, David Smith of Winter Springs. On the eve of Primary Election Day, U.S. Rep. John Mica is blasting the Obama administration for its intelligence gathering on the ISIS terrorist network...
  • Rachel Marsden: America needs a grand bargain with Russia to fight terrorism

    It should have been a no-brainer for the U.S. and Russia to cooperate to fight Islamic radicals in the Middle East. But even if you place the high-jump bar on the ground, some people will still manage to trip over it -- then insist on going back and...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • Obama OKs surveillance flights over Syria ahead of possible airstrikes

    President Obama has authorized military surveillance flights over Syria to gather intelligence about Islamic extremists ahead of possible U.S. airstrikes, senior administration officials said Monday. The Pentagon began the flights in recent days and...
  • U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior at the Pentagon on Tuesday and Wednesday, a U.S. official said, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy...
  • Taiwan says Chinese military planes breached its airspace

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Tuesday it had scrambled jets to intercept two Chinese military aircrafts, which breached its airspace four times. The incident occurred on Monday and the Chinese planes, identified as Yun-8 transport aircraft, left...
  • US sends mixed messages over potential military operations in Syria

    ISTANBUL The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn't seek the Assad regime's permission to defend American lives....
  • How the war should end

    Forty-four years ago, an official of the Israel Government Press Office took me on a tour of the West Bank, which was named by the Jordanians in contrast to Jordan, the East Bank, a few years before the Jordanians were kicked out of the West Bank, and...
  • California launches controversial effort to add more names to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. When he was a boy back in Oregon � before his mother remarried and brought him to West Sacramento � Gregory Keith Hodson put together model airplanes, and his father suspended them on fishing line over his bed. At night,...
  • U.S. Weighs Attacking Islamic State Fighters In Syria

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the U.S., the Obama administration paved the way Friday to broaden its fight against Islamic State militants by acknowledging that it is weighing how...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'invasion' as aid trucks reach rebel city

    MOSCOW Ukraine accused Moscow of a "direct invasion" after the first Russian humanitarian aid trucks on Friday reached the eastern rebel-held city of Luhansk, reports said. Some 150 trucks earlier crossed into Ukrainian territory from a border checkpoint...