Retired Marine Gen. John Allen, who was selected by President Obama to develop the campaign against the Islamic State, plans to step down from his post in early November.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will increase the number of refugees it accepts annually from around the world to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.
Iran has increased funding to terror groups Hezbollah and Hamas in the wake of the nuclear agreement brokered with world powers in July.
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the FBI announced Thursday the conclusion of the “Gamma Shield Thunder” exercise at LDS Hospital meant to train officials there in how to respond to terrorist attacks involving radiological material.
The Iranian government released five top members of al Qaeda this year in a prisoner swap, one of whom served as the group’s interim leader after the death of Osama bin Laden, according to a U.S. official.
The United States is ready to conduct military-to-military talks with Russia regarding its increased activity in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.
The Pentagon plans to overhaul its effort to train moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, an effective acknowledgement by the Obama administration that the $500 million training program has not worked.
Only four or five U.S.-trained Syrian rebels from the first class of 54 in the Pentagon program are still fighting the Islamic State in the Middle East, the top U.S. military commander of Middle East operations admitted Wednesday.