Two U.S. B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are being deployed to Europe for the first time. The deployment of the advanced aircraft will be used for “short term deployment” at Fairford, a Royal Air Force base in England — just three hours from Russia. “This deployment of strategic bombers provides an invaluable opportunity to strengthen and […]
A major outbreak of violence and unrest in northern Iraq — where Al Qaeda-aligned insurgents effectively toppled the country’s second-largest city — is fueling concerns in Washington that security is rapidly deteriorating, a little more than two years after U.S. troops left the country. The city of Mosul fell to Al Qaeda-affiliated militants on Tuesday. […]
“We plan to establish an Islamic emirate in the Levant,” ISIL commander Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi said. On June 9, around 50 people were killed in fighting between ISIL and rival Islamist militias in the eastern Syrian province of Dir Al Zour. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the fighting centered on ISIL and its Al Qaida rival, […]
A standard defense for Hillary Rodham Clinton when facing questions about Benghazi, Libya, has been to cite her commissioning of a report from the State Department’s Accountability Review Board (ARB), which took a deep look at the attacks that claimed the lives of four U.S. personnel on Sept. 11, 2012. In testimony before Congress in […]
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told a small gathering of pro-Israel American leaders Tuesday that an Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities “could happen in a matter of months.” Read More: Cruz: Israeli strike against Iran could happen soon | The Daily Caller.
“The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But […]
Speaking to users of the blogging platform Tumblr, President Obama today praised Australia’s confiscation of firearms. Obama said: Read More: Obama Praises Australia’s Gun Confiscation | National Review Online.
President Barack Obama has said no other developed nation would tolerate the “off the charts” level of gun violence plaguing the United States. At the White House, Mr Obama said the US’ firm resistance to “basic” new gun controls was his “biggest frustration”. “The country has to do some soul-searching about this,” Mr Obama said. […]
As U.S. and Iranian officials meet in Switzerland to try to break deadlock ahead of July 20 deadline for permanent nuclear deal, senior Iranian official warns the U.S. that bases in Bahrain and Diego Garcia are within range of Iranian missiles. Iran has been known to create provocations at sensitive times. Such was the […]
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Tuesday said that the “land for peace” paradigm for solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a mistake which has brought Israel only “terror and rockets” in exchange for territorial concessions. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Ya’alon said that history has proven that the root of the conflict is not […]