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Terrorism

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  • Where the new U.S. policy on hostages goes wrong

    In announcing a new program to coordinate efforts to recover Americans held by foreign terrorists, President Obama on Wednesday assured their families that "we will stand by you" and share information. He also promised that families who pay ransom to...
  • U.S. no longer will prosecute families who try to pay ransom for hostages

    U.S. no longer will prosecute families who try to pay ransom for hostages
    Relatives who try to pay ransom to free a family member being held hostage by terrorists will no longer face the threat of prosecution under a new policy from the Obama administration that seeks to streamline U.S. rescue efforts after several high-profile...
  • Read President Obama's Remarks At The Coast Guard Academy Commencement

    Read President Obama's Remarks At The Coast Guard Academy Commencement
    THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you! Thank you very much.  Everybody, please have a seat.  Class of 2015 -- ahoy! AUDIENCE:  Ahoy!  THE PRESIDENT:  There are now fewer days to go until the Class of 2015 graduates than -- never mind.  There are now zero days...
  • Rachel Marsden: Fewer publicity stunts, more results needed against Islamic State

    PARIS -- Pentagon officials are touting the success of a Delta Force special operations commando raid in Syria last weekend that resulted in the dispatch of about a dozen Islamic State riffraff. Not to take anything away from Delta Force, which is...
  • What if the police need those military weapons?

    To the editor: How ironic that The Times published this story right around the time it ran this one: "White House steps up warnings about terrorism on U.S. soil." I fully understand and am somewhat sympathetic to the trepidation that many citizens...
  • Obama's hot-air commencement address

    I didn't attend my commencement ceremony at American University in Washington, D.C. I chose instead to receive my degree in the mail. I didn't want to listen to a boring speaker, likely unaffiliated with the school or anyone in it, drone on in Washington'...
  • Reports of deal with Pakistani spy agency rile some in Afghanistan

    An intelligence-sharing pact with Pakistan has sparked anger and confusion in neighboring Afghanistan and fresh criticism of President Ashraf Ghani’s approach to ending the conflict with Taliban insurgents. The deal between Afghanistan’s...
  • Militants used vehicle bombs to rout Iraqi forces in Ramadi, U.S. says

    Islamic State suicide bombers routed Iraqi forces in a key provincial capital on Sunday after using heavy vehicles packed with enough explosives to level city blocks, a senior State Department official said Wednesday. The militants used an explosives-...
  • Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act

    Senate fails to resolve standoff over Patriot Act
    Scrambling to prevent a shutdown of a program used to track terrorists, the Senate pulled an all-nighter but failed early Saturday to resolve a standoff over the National Security Agency system of collecting and storing U.S. telephone records. Lawmakers...
  • Two O.C. men wanted to become martyrs, fight for Islamic State, feds allege

    Two O.C. men wanted to become martyrs, fight for Islamic State, feds allege
    On the last Friday of April, after prayer services at a mosque in Orange County, two friends spoke on the phone. It was not a light-hearted conversation. They spoke enthusiastically about Islamic State, the brutal extremist group fighting to take...
  • Browsing bin Laden's bookshelves

    Browsing bin Laden's bookshelves
    While the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has been busy clouding the history of Osama bin Laden's years on the lam in Pakistan, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence cleared things up a bit by releasing a list of documents found at...