Christine Hogan

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A top US Navy intelligence official is warning of future China conflict

"The strategic trend lines indicate the Communist Party of China is not only 'rejuvenating' itself for internal stability purposes, but has been and continues to prepare to use military force," Navy Capt. James E. Fanell said on Saturday during his retirement speech Saturday at Pearl …

National Security

Read the CIA’s Simple Sabotage Field Manual: A Timeless Guide to Subverting Any Organization with “Purposeful Stupidity” (1944)

I’ve always admired people who can successfully navigate what I refer to as “Kafka’s Castle,” a term of dread for the many government and corporate …

Inside an Academy for al Qaeda Jihadists Fighting Assad and the Islamic State

Taught that dying in jihad will make them martyrs, children here will likely join the tens of thousands of child soldiers being used and abused in conflicts around the world.<p><i>This story appears in the December issue of VICE magazine.</i><p>This August, VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh gained exclusive …

Al-Qaeda

ISIS beheads alleged Russian spy, releases video threatening Putin

Terrorist threatens leader along with entire Russian population: "You will not find peace in your homes."<p>><br>• ><p>A new ISIS video shows a Russian-speaking …

Marco Rubio NAILS Joe Biden on little known Osama Bin Laden decision

Marco Rubio was given a pretty tough question by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt and he knocked it out of the park and planted the baseball in …

26 beautiful photos you won't believe were taken in Pakistan

'Jihadi John': New Recording of Mohammed Emwazi Emerges

LONDON — A new recording purportedly of "Jihadi John" has emerged in which the suspected ISIS executioner recounts how British spies accused him of extremism and warned they would be watching him.<p>The edited recording was released by controversial U.K. rights group, CAGE, which interviewed Mohammed …

How to Make Sipping Chocolate

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Don't be surprised if this incredibly rich Mexican sipping chocolate from Heather Hands at Flourishing Foodie becomes your go-to winter beverage</i> …

Dessert

America’s new golden age of black ops: Inside our secret global war abroad

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The U.S. has already launched missions in 105 countries in 2015 — approximately 80 percent of 2014’s total<p>Nick Turse<p>January 25, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>In the dead of night, they swept in aboard V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. Landing in a …

Military

Satellite images reveal devastation of Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the attacks.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/15/1421311373976/4883f52d-f5bd-4600-becc-89b5a99a5c1b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: EPA<p>Nigerians cram into a bus fleeing the town of Mubi after the …

Boko Haram

Watch: US man arrested over jihadist inspired plot to attack Capitol

A US man is arrested for allegedly plotting an attack on Congress inspired by Islamic State jihadists, according to the Justice Department and the FBI<p>An Ohio man claiming sympathy with <b>Islamic State</b>militants was arrested and charged on Wednesday in connection with a plot to <b>attack the US Capitol with</b> …

Kurds demand unity amid battle against Islamic State

<b>Outside the morgue at Diyarbakir cemetery in eastern Turkey, Hanifi Cam waits for the body of his 24-year-old daughter, Gulsum, to be draped in Kurdish nationalist red, yellow and green.</b><p>Gulsum was a Kurd from Turkey, but she trained with militants from the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) in the …

Middle East

ISIS video shows child purportedly executing 2 Russian spies

A new video released by ISIS militants purports to show the execution of two Russian spies at the hands of a child.<p>The nearly eight-minute video, …

13 Animals Americans Should Be Eating, as Told by Andrew Zimmern

By: Andrew Zimmern<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/AdrianNunez (edited)</i><p><i>EDITOR'S NOTE: It's so easy to go home after work and just microwave some chicken nuggets for dinner. But is it cool? Maybe so, but it would be cooler to completely buck tradition and go with something crazier, more exotic, and even more</i> …

Rotterdam's mayor tells Muslims to pack their bags and go if they don't like freedom

Rotterdam’s Moroccan born mayor tells his fellow Muslim immigrants they “can ---- off” if they do not appreciate freedom of speech in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack<p>Ahmed Aboutaleb, a Labour politician and former government minister, issued his uncompromising message on the day …

ISIS Video Appears to Show Child Soldier Executing Two Men

ISIS released a video on Tuesday that appears to show a child soldier shooting and killing two prisoners whom the militants accuse of spying for Russia.<p>The video opens with what ISIS presents as confessions — each of the two men telling an off-camera interviewer that he is a spy for the Russian …

After Paris attacks, search widens for accomplices

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a question that's been burning ever since the moment gunmen stormed the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo: Are there other attackers out there?<p>It's very likely, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.<p>"We are doing everything we can to dismantle what appears to be a network. ... No doubt …

Isil group in Libya claims mass kidnap of Christians

Libyan jihadists who have sworn allegiance to Isil post pictures online of captured Egyptian Copts<p>Isil’s new affiliate in Libya has claimed responsibility for kidnapping more than 20 Christian hostages, mostly Egyptian Copts who went missing earlier this month.<p>"Urgent. Soldiers of the Islamic State …

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

What We Can Learn From the French About Terrorism

Assume the worst: the attack on <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> is the opening gun in an escalating terrorist campaign. In the coming days, another band of extremists succeeds at a second-strike, escalating the prevailing anxiety to new heights. Confronting the emphatic demand that the President "do something" to …

Anonymous declares war over Charlie Hebdo attack

Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists Friday and promised to take revenge for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>In a video posted on YouTube, the group of hackers said they would track down websites and social media networks linked to terrorists, and take them down.<p>"We, …

Terrorism

Boko Haram Just Pulled Off One Of The Deadliest Terrorist Attacks In History

Boko Haram, extremists opposed to Western-style education and secular governance in Nigeria, carried out a multiday attack in the northeast of Nigeria, focusing on the town of Baga. According to Musa Alhaji Bukar, a senior government official who spoke to the BBC, Baga, which once had a population …

Africa

Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed

<b>(CNN) —</b> French officials are still trying to determine what caused gunmen to attack a satirical magazine in Paris, killing 12 people. But, according to French media, the gunmen yelled, "We have avenged the Prophet!" as they stormed the office.<p>Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine attacked on …

Islam

A Self-Proclaimed ISIS Fan Is Hacking Local News Outlets

A hacker going by the name Cyber Caliphate hijacked the Twitter feed of the Albuquerque Journal earlier today, posting documents the individual claimed to have stolen off of the newspaper's database. Cyber Caliphate also commandeered the Twitter feed of a television station in Salisbury, Maryland, …

Social Media