Increasing the transparency of U.S. drone strikes or granting full control of them to the Defense Department could harm efforts to target terrorists, according to a new report.
U.S. intelligence officials have criticized British Prime Minister David Cameron’s new counterterrorism measures, which will seize terror suspects’ passports and prevent extremists from returning to the U.K.
Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have significantly stepped up their recruiting efforts in Pakistan and other South East Asian countries, highlighting a newfound competition between the two terror groups to enlist radicalized fighters.
A leading House lawmaker is getting set to introduce a bill that would authorize the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS), as well as multiple other terror groups, including Ansar al-Sharia, al Shabaab, and Boko Haram.
Americans who have travelled to foreign countries to train and fight with terror groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL) are not being barred from freely returning to America, where they post a substantial terror threat, according to a leading member of Congress.
Just two weeks after the Obama administration asked Congress to repeal the Iraq war authorization, the White House is failing to adequately explain to lawmakers the legal justification and concrete objectives for its airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), according to congressional insiders apprised of off-the-record briefings on the matter.
The ultra-violent al Qaeda offshoot group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has targeted Saudi Arabian intelligence officers for a campaign of assassination as part of plans by the group to expand activities inside the oil-rich kingdom.