Landi Hicks

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Iraqis say they're trying to retake Ramadi's center from ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi forces sneaked across an improvised bridge Tuesday and attacked ISIS in the key city of Ramadi, the Iraqi military said, aiming to recapture the provincial capital whose fall to ISIS months ago drew U.S. criticism about Baghdad's ability to fight the terror group.<p>The forces, including …

Why Are We Scared?

Before launching off on this discussion, let me say that I realize that many people will say that my premise is simply wrong. The country is so …

Isis diversifies its terror into all aspects of the economy to match oil revenue

The Islamic State (Isis) earns as much from taxation, extortion and confiscation as it does from oil, an investigation has suggested. Earlier this …

National Guard member pleads guilty to supporting ISIS and planning an attack on US soil

"Hasan and Jonas Edmonds conspired to provide material support to ISIL," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin.<p>"They admitted planning to wage violence on behalf of ISIL in the Middle East and to conduct an attack on our soil," Carlin continued.<p>Army National Guard …

Terrorism

Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, and ISIS: When Wicked Worlds Collide

For all the headlines and fear they generate, ISIS isn’t anything new. We’ve seen this before—and much closer to home, writes Don Winslow, …

3 Ways Silicon Valley Could Help Fight Terrorism

In the wake of deadly attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and elsewhere, many prominent American figures are calling on Silicon Valley companies to help …

Russia appears to have 'gone ballistic' in Syria — and it may be helping ISIS

Moscow has chosen to retaliate for the incident asymmetrically, hitting Turkish economic and military interests instead of engaging in a direct conflict with Ankara that might lead to a military confrontation with NATO.<p>But the Russians appear to have "gone ballistic" in their determination to wipe …

Middle East

Foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria come from 86 countries—and their numbers have doubled

The number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria has more than doubled in 18 months, according to a recent study by the Soufan Group.<p>The report estimates that between 27,000 and 31,000 people from at least 86 countries have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join ISIL and other extremist groups. Out of …

We Talked to One of the World Trade Centre Bombers About ISIS and Mass Shootings

"It's the law of the jungle that we're living in right now."<p>Eyad Ismoil is one of the half-dozen men convicted for carrying out the World Trade Center bombings in 1993. Born in Kuwait to a Palestinian father and Jordanian mother, he was sentenced to 240 years in prison for driving a rental van …