Cruz: U.S. Must Ensure ‘Military Force to Destroy’ Iran Nuclear Program

Sen. Ted Cruz

Describing himself as a “non-interventionist hawk,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) delivered a wide-ranging foreign policy speech on Wednesday in which he advocated in favor of a U.S. policy toward Iran that includes the “military force” necessary to “destroy” the rogue nation’s contested nuclear program.

U.S. to Pay Out New Reparations for Holocaust

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

The State Department announced on Wednesday that additional reparation payments would be made to victims of the Holocaust as part of its claims program covering in part Jewish people who were deported by France during World War II.

Qatar Waging Influence Operations Across U.S. Through Hacks, Secret Cash Deals

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani

Qatar, a small oil-rich country with outsized regional influence, has been engaged in secret cyber espionage operations on American soil while also spending millions of dollars to pay prominent Washington, D.C., insiders as part of an ongoing campaign to alter America’s political landscape, according to former intelligence officials and other experts.

Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Comes to DC as Iranian Threat Takes Center Stage

ISIS flag

An international who’s who of global leaders is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to discuss with the Trump administration next steps to deal a death blow to the ISIS terrorist group and thwart the Iranian regime’s military intervention across the Middle East, according to senior State Department officials.

State Department Failed to Mobilize Against Irish Effort to Boycott Israel

Boycott Israel

The State Department is facing accusations that it failed to mobilize to stop the Irish government from pushing through with a major new effort to boycott and isolate Israel, according to sources familiar with the matter who told the Washington Free Beacon this lack of action has created friction with some on Capitol Hill and in the U.S. pro-Israel community.