The White House said U.S. special forces killed a senior Islamic State commander who was in involved with the terrorist organization’s illicit oil and gas and military operations during a raid overnight Friday in eastern Syria.
WASHINGTON — Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader engagement with Myanmar’s widely criticized military just weeks after President Barack Obama assured opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi that closer ties weren’t going to happen soon. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Widespread global opposition to U.S. electronic surveillance since the revelations by onetime National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has not badly tarnished the overall image of the United States, and it remains far more popular around the world than rising power China, according to a poll released Monday. Continue reading
President-elect Barack Obama will likely ask Defense Secretary Robert Gates to remain as Pentagon Chief when his administration takes over. A retired brigadier general and a former Bush administration official debate the pros and cons of keeping Gates at the helm. Continue reading
A classified report from U.S. intelligence analysts outlines the growing power of al-Qaida. Counterterrorism expert Daniel Benjamin and Lawrence Wright, a reporter who covered the terrorist organization following the Sept. 11 attacks, talk about the global threat. Continue reading
Governor Bush has tapped Condoleezza Rice to serve as his National Security Adviser. Rice, who will become the first woman to hold the position, is a noted expert on Russia and a veteran of the National Security Council. Continue reading