Several European countries are instituting border controls to manage the flow of tens of thousands of refugees from the Middle East, presenting the most serious challenge to the continent’s open border policies in decades as the United States also prepares to accept migrants.
When Matthew Bogdanos began investigating the looting of artifacts from Iraq’s National Museum in 2003, his team often found caches of weapons mixed in among the stolen antiquities.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants “unvarnished” intelligence on the military campaign in Iraq following reports of an ongoing Pentagon inspector general probe into allegations intelligence on Iraq was politicized to support Obama administration views.
It has long been suspected, and already been reported, that the government is cooking the books on intelligence regarding the strength of the Islamic State. But the scope and specificity of Shane Harris and Nancy Youssef’s most recent report on the subject, published last night, is jaw-dropping.
Defense intelligence agencies have confirmed that Islamic State terrorists have used chemical weapons in attacks in Iraq and Syria, according to defense officials.
Hillary Clinton’s policy director seemed to admit Tuesday that Clinton does not yet have a strategy to defeat the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL), even though the threat posed by the terrorist group has been widely acknowledged for over one year.