President Obama will defend his administration’s record of dealing with growing foreign terrorist threats and the limited use of military power in favor of diplomacy during Tuesday night’s state of the union speech.
Canadian special operations forces were involved in a deadly firefight with Islamic State fighters in Iraq on Monday.
Argue about the limits of free speech, the definition of “true” Islam, whether terrorists are lunatics or rational, or the social and political repercussions of terrorism as much as you’d like. The truth is that such debates are irrelevant to the core security problem: There is a growing and energetic movement of radical Muslims dedicated to killing as many people as they can and imposing their will on the rest.
As a 5-foot-11 200-pound 34-year-old long snapper Nate Boyer’s odds of making an NFL roster are slim. However, Boyer has faced far more daunting challenges. As Yahoo Sports reports, the former Green Beret and Texas Longhorn starter’s unlikely story is filled with perseverance and success.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey has described Iran’s military action against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq as a “positive” development, according to recent comments.
U.S. troops serving at the Al Asad air base in Iraq are being targeted with “regular” mortar and rocket fire from Islamic State (IS) terrorists, according to the Pentagon.
Daniel P. Bolger’s Why We Lost starts off as a bracing confessional: “I am a United States Army General, and I lost the Global War on terrorism. It’s like Alcoholics Anonymous; step one is admitting you have a problem. Well, I have a problem. So do my peers.”
The Pentagon has announced that up to 1,300 U.S. troops would be sent to Iraq in the New Year, despite promises by President Barack Obama that there would be “no boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria.