Members of the coalition fighting the Islamic State suggested to a leading U.S. lawmaker that they don’t believe the United States has demonstrated enough leadership in combating the terror group.
House Democrats called on the Obama administration Tuesday to continue diplomatic negotiations aimed at ending the Syrian civil war despite the recently failed effort with Russia.
The Pentagon’s top leader is warning Congress that its efforts to pass new highly contested legislation would lead to the disclosure of highly sensitive classified intelligence and open up U.S. troops to prosecution by foreign entities, according to a communication sent by Defense Secretary Ash Carter to a top lawmaker and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Hillary Clinton privately told supporters this year that she would likely scrap a major upgrade to the United States’ nuclear weapons program, according to leaked audio of her remarks.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) confirmed the Senate will vote on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged links to terrorism.
FBI Director James Comey warned Congress on Tuesday that homegrown terrorist attacks are an increasing threat to the United States, particularly as the Islamic State continues to lose territory in Iraq and Syria.
A California man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday after he committed bank fraud to pay for a plane ticket to Syria in an attempt to join the Islamic State, according to federal prosecutors.