Jamie Lazarus

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Source: Al Qaeda group in Syria plotted attack against U.S. with explosive clothes

Among the targets of U.S. strikes across Syria early Tuesday was the Khorasan Group -- a collection of senior al Qaeda members who have moved into Syria.<p>President Obama called them "seasoned al Qaeda operatives."<p>"Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and try to do …

The U.S. Is Risking Stalemate by Expanding the Anti-ISIS Air War Into Syria

Tuesday’s bombing of Islamic militant targets inside Syria by U.S. and allied aircraft marks a sharp escalation of the conflict, with no guarantee of …

Pope Francis rebukes religious militants during visit to Albania

During a trip to the mostly Muslim nation of Albania, Pope Francis rebuked militants who act in the name of religion, saying no one can act as the "armor of God."<p>The Pope lauded Albanians during a visit to the capital of Tirana, calling the Balkan nation one that proves "a peaceful and fruitful …

Is This a New War on Terror?

Twelve counterterrorism thinkers weigh in on how we should we classify the “light-footprint” president’s new military campaign.<p>Barack Obama entered the White House vowing to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and transformed his predecessor’s “global war on terror” from a sweeping boots-on-the …

This Week: Mobilizing to Counter ISIS

More on:<p>United States<p>Diplomacy and International Institutions<p>Israel<p>Egypt<p>Middle East and North Africa<p><b>Significant Developments</b><p><b>Syria.</b> French President …