Newly announced U.S. arms sales to Lebanon coincide with an Obama administration order to cut funding for an anti-Hezbollah Lebanese group, a move foreign policy insiders describe as empowering the Iranian backers of the terrorist group.
The conservative group Citizens United has filed a lawsuit against the State Department to obtain records related to Hillary Clinton’s decision not to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group while she was secretary of state.
Here are three questions for liberals to consider in light of recent events:
1. Why do you hate science, bro?
Al Qaeda and other Islamist terrorists pose a “high” threat of attacking the upcoming G-7 summit meeting in Germany, according to a State Department security report.
Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) called in a press conference on Tuesday morning for the Obama administration to declassify information related to terrorism financing in a redacted section of a report from an inquiry conducted jointly by the Senate and House intelligence committees, becoming the most high-profile politician yet to join the declassification effort.
A rash of bomb threats were made against at least five U.S. flights on Tuesday, prompting the evacuation and search of one U.S. Airways plane in Philadelphia, according to reports on the incidents, which appear to be more widespread than previously believed.
The Department of Justice is concentrating on “far-right” groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism. The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Michigan State University $585,719 for the study, which was praised by Eric Holder, the former attorney general, earlier this year.
The Obama administration lifted Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism on Friday despite the State Department’s admission that it continues to harbor concerns about the Castro regime’s policies.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government agencies are investigating at least 11 threats against specific international commercial flights on Monday afternoon, apparently phoned in to police by the same person, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
Congress is demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) release documents detailing how many foreigners seeking asylum in the United States have been found to have ties to terror groups, according to a recent letter sent to the agency by leading lawmakers.