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North Korea: Asia's Real Challenge

American strategists remain riveted by the unfolding drama in the South China Sea , wherein a U.S. Navy ship made a pass within 12 miles of a …

Kim Jong-Un is launching another purge of senior North Korean officials

Choe Ryong Hae, a top ambassador for North Korea and member of a prominent military family, did not attend a funeral this week for a senior military official, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported.<p>Most other political and military leaders in the Kim regime made an appearance, suggesting that Choe might …

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The Latest: US Senate condemns Paris attacks

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris. (All times local):<p>3:15 a.m.<p>The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution condemning Friday's …

The Latest: Alabama will refuse Syrian refugees

2:40 p.m.<p>German authorities are investigating claims that an Algerian man warned fellow migrants last week of an imminent attack in Paris.<p>A spokesman for prosecutors in Arnsberg says the unidentified 39-year-old was detained at a refugee shelter in the western German town, after two Syrian men …

Anonymous Targets ISIS (Should PlayStation Users Beware?)

<i>Correction: This post has been edited to clarify that Belgium’s internal affairs minister, Jan Jambon, suggested prior to the Friday attacks that terrorists use the Sony PlayStation 4 to communicate.</i><p>The Anonymous hacker group has taken to YouTube to launch an online attack on ISIS and its …

Paris attacks become focus of 2016 race

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Foreign policy is the new focus on the 2016 campaign trail in the wake of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, marking a fresh chapter in the race for the White House that has so far focused on issues such as immigration, the economy and bringing change to Washington.<p>Republican …

Jack Goldsmith: Obama's Failing National Security Legacy

Friday’s gruesome terrorist attacks by the Islamic State in the heart of Paris mark the latest setback in President Obama’s seven-year effort to end …

What To Do About ISIS

I wanted to share a few thoughts on Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris and where this leaves the United States in terms of Syria, Iraq and the …

None of the Democrats Has a Strategy for ISIS

Bernie Sanders was a sixties radical who applied for conscientious-objector status during the Vietnam War, because he was, according to a statement from his campaign spokesman earlier this year, “a pacifist.”<p>So on Saturday night, at the Democratic debate, in Des Moines, Iowa, it was jarring to hear …

The War No One Can Name

Why can’t we come up with strategy to defeat the terrorists? Maybe it’s because we won’t say who they are—or even who we are.<p>OK, so we’re at war again. In the days since the attacks in Paris—described as an “act of war” by French President Francois Hollande—Barack Obama has made plain that …

Where ISIS Attacks

ISIS has marched across the Middle East and North Africa, recruiting fighters in what has seemed a frightening, if largely contained, threat. But a new set of visualizations on the <i>New York Times</i> suggests that things might have changed with last week’s Paris attacks. If ISIS is indeed responsible as …

U.S. warplanes target 116 oil trucks allegedly used by Islamic State in Syria

Aiming to choke off the funding that has helped make<p>Islamic Statethe world's wealthiest terrorist group, the U.S. military has stepped up efforts to eliminate the group's illicit oil production and smuggling capabilities.<p>Four A-10 attack planes and two AC-130s gunships signaled the shift on Sunday …

CIA chief warns Islamic State may have other attacks ready

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CIA Director John Brennan warned on Monday that the attacks in Paris claimed by the extremist Islamic State movement were not a “one-off event” and that the militants may have similar operations ready to launch.<p>U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan …

Fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq may be accelerating its attacks around the world

The Friday-night attacks in Paris, in which terrorists killed 129 people and injured hundreds more as they took hostages, detonated suicide vests, and shot people across the city, could have been a move to distract from the losses ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) has taken in its core base of …

Obama on Paris Attacks: 'ISIS Is the Face of Evil'

U.S. news<p>President Obama on Monday stressed solidarity with the French people after deadly attacks rocked that nation and defended his administration's policy in fighting ISIS.<p>"ISIS is the face of evil," Obama said at the conclusion of the G20 summit in Antalya,Turkey. "Our goal is to... destroy …

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Manhunt for suspected Paris killer underway as his brother talks

DEVELOPING -- As the manhunt unfolded for a suspect in the Paris massacre Monday, his surviving brother said he had no idea where the fugitive was hiding.<p>Police were seeking the suspected attacker Salah Abdeslam, 26, and any possible associates. Officers set off explosions in Molenbeek, a suburb of …

Anonymous Declares War On ISIS After Paris Attacks

#OpParis has taken down more than 2,000 pro-ISIS accounts so far, the hactivist collective said Sunday.<p>After the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Friday’s wave of attacks that killed more than 130 people in Paris, the hactivist collective Anonymous declared war on the terrorist …

Life on Mars: Nasa finds first hint of alien life

The first hints of life on Mars have been discovered by Nasa.<p>Intriguing ‘burps’ of methane have been recorded by the Curiosity Rover which may have been produced by bacteria. Most methane on Earth is produced as a waste gas by living organisms.<p>Curiosity has previously found water bound in the fine …