Emma-Jo Morris

McCaul: Overthrow Assad to Attack the Islamic State

GOP rep says Syrian safe haven allows Islamic State to operate with impunity

Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas) on Wednesday called for the White House to set up a multinational coalition to oust Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad from power in an attempt to strip the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) of its safe-haven.

Experts: Drones Not Enough to Defeat ISIS

Islamic State militantsDrones can only do superficial damage to the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) if the United States does not effectively combat its ideology, according to security experts speaking at the Heritage Foundation.

Congress: Stopping Terror Must Start at Home 

Online forums make it harder to track terror recruitment

This undated file image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, in Islamic State group-held territory, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters of the Islamic State wave the group's flag from a damaged display of a government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, SyriaTerrorists are increasingly turning to social media and websites to recruit, making it harder than ever to track their growth according to a Wednesday hearing at the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Wet Hot Hamas Summer

Members of Palestinian Hamas security forces march during their graduation ceremony at the fisherman's port in Gaza CityHamas began recruiting youth for its military wing’s summer camp, which is located in the Gaza Strip, in June, MEMRI reported last week.