Worldwide attention on disclosures of once-secret U.S. surveillance programs may hinder efforts to track terrorist communications even though sophisticated terror groups almost certainly suspected the eavesdropping.
The rapid advance by Islamic militants in Iraq is building pressure on President Barack Obama to launch air strikes to support the beleaguered Iraqi army.
U.S. President Barack Obama is under increased pressure to launch air strikes to support Iraq’s beleaguered army amid a rapid advance by Islamic militants.
A Yemen-based terrorist group, once a poor stepchild of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda organization in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has become the chief focus of U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
A U.S. intelligence report laying out evidence that Syria’s regime used chemical weapons to kill more than 1,400 people doesn’t show that President Bashar al- Assad himself ordered the attack.
"Destroying stuff is the relatively easy part."
- Paul Pillar on Sep 23, 2014