Russia Violates Intermediate Nuclear Missile Treaty

Administration faulted for delay in exposing Moscow arms cheating
Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin / AP

Moscow violated a key strategic nuclear arms accord by developing a ground-launched cruise missile banned under the 1987 agreement, according to the State Department.

DIA Chief: Al Qaeda Ideology Rapidly Expanding

More violent terror groups replace core al Qaeda
Pro-ISIL demonstrators in Iraq / AP

The terrorist ideology behind al Qaeda is expanding significantly—contrary to President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign theme that declared the Islamist terror threat in decline, according to the outgoing director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Dempsey: U.S. preparing options to defeat ISIL

Al Qaeda offshoot ‘very dangerous’
ISIL fighters marching in Syria / AP

ASPEN, Colo.—The U.S. military is preparing a strategy to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) in Iraq to prevent the al Qaeda offshoot from becoming a larger global threat, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday.

DHS Anticipated 60,000 Illegal Child Border Crossers in January

DHS secretary confirms administration anticipated surge in illegal immigration
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility / AP

ASPEN, Colo.—DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration in January anticipated a surge of some 60,000 illegal children crossing the Southwest Border.

Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11

Terrorists, nation states, criminal groups have capability of causing significant damage
DHS cyber security analysts / AP

ASPEN, Colo.—Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday.

Outbreak on the Border

Federal health authorities contain pneumonia, swine flu outbreaks among illegal children in California
Immigrant children held at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility / AP

Health authorities at a Navy base in Southern California took steps last weekend to curtail an outbreak of pneumonia and swine flu among illegal immigrant children housed at the facility, according to U.S. officials.

Iran Still on Track for 2015 ICBM Flight Test

Pentagon report omits concern for Tehran ICBM development
A missile on display at an Iranian Army parade / AP

Iran is continuing work on a long-range ballistic missile that could be flight-tested by next year despite the latest Pentagon report to Congress on Tehran’s military that omitted earlier references to the looming ICBM threat.