Defense Dept. asking for $7.5B in 2017 budget

While addressing a crowd at the Economic Club of Washington DC, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that the Pentagon is seeking $7.5 billion in next year’s budget to help cover the cost of accelerating the campaign against ISIS. Carter says these funds will help update our coalition military campaign. “For example, we’ve recently been hitting ISIL with so many GPS-guided smart bombs and laser-guided … Continue reading Defense Dept. asking for $7.5B in 2017 budget

Clinton email server held extremely sensitive intel

An internal watchdog group reveals the emails contained on Hillary Clinton’s private home server contained information classified at levels higher than previously known, including levels meant to protect the most sensitive U.S. intelligence. The Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III sent a letter to leaders on congressional intelligence committees on Tuesday. Two government agencies flagged emails on Clinton’s server as containing classified information, the … Continue reading Clinton email server held extremely sensitive intel

Global leaders reach historic climate change deal

President Obama: ‘Paris Accord best chance to save planet’ President Obama and over 200 world leaders reached a historic climate change deal on Saturday, pledging to fight climbing temperatures and rising seas and delivering a major victory to President Obama, who has made climate change a key part of his presidency. The pact is the most aggressive international plan ever put in place to combat … Continue reading Global leaders reach historic climate change deal

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ISIS threatening attacks against the White House and Times Square

New York officials confirmed on Thursday the release of an ISIS propaganda video that threatens attacks on New York. New York City officials have not verified the authenticity of the tape but say there are not any specific threats against the city. The video shows clips of Herald and Times Square as well suicide bombers getting ready for an attack. ISIS terrorists place the United … Continue reading ISIS threatening attacks against the White House and Times Square

Terror watchlist program comes to a halt after a major computer glitch

Homeland Security’s system that checks airline passengers against terror watch lists experienced disruptions early Wednesday evening, leading to several delays. U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported that the outage lasted about 90 minutes and that the problem was with processing systems at airports across the country. The problem caused serious delays across New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. Federal officials reported the problem slowed down … Continue reading Terror watchlist program comes to a halt after a major computer glitch

Dozens of Americans are communicating secretly with ISIS

President Obama continues to invites more refugees to America  FBI Director James Comey admitted early Thursday, that dozens of Americans are secretly communicating with the ISIS terror group. Comey has been warning for months that when ISIS supporters find someone in the U.S., through messages on social media, they then employ software that encrypts their communications, making it impossible for the FBI to follow them, … Continue reading Dozens of Americans are communicating secretly with ISIS

ISIS the bigger threat than Al-Qaeda to America

During the Aspen Security Forum in Washington, FBI Director James Comey told the audience that ISIS now poses a bigger threat to American domestic security then Al-Qaeda. On Thursday he contributed the group’s ascent to its social media campaign through which militants use a hate filled message to convince troubled Americans to either join the fight in Syria and Iraq or launch lone-wolf attacks at … Continue reading ISIS the bigger threat than Al-Qaeda to America

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ISIS kills another 25 captives in Palmyra

ISIS militants released a video on Saturday showing the execution of 25 captives in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. The video shows ISIS militants executing soldiers in an ancient amphitheater in Tadmur. SITE Intel Group confirmed the authenticity of the video. ISIS claimed the med were soliders captured during an attack on Homs. The killers’ age appears to be 13 or 14 but it … Continue reading ISIS kills another 25 captives in Palmyra

Families no longer facing threat of prosecution for terror ransom negotiations

President Obama spoke at a press conference on Wednesday unveiling new guidelines that would allow families to offer private ransom payments for relatives kidnapped overseas. The federal government will continue to refuse to negotiate and make payments while he confirmed that families will no longer face the threat of prosecution if they seek to do so privately. The new rules on dealings with hostage families … Continue reading Families no longer facing threat of prosecution for terror ransom negotiations

Ash Carter: Iraqi army shows ‘no will to fight’ in Ramadi

Defense Dept. slams Iraqi military over ISIS attacks Secretary of Defense Ash Carter slammed the Iraqi military Sunday, in response to ISIS militants quick seize of Ramadi saying the Iraqi military had no will to fight. Carter’s comments are the first come from any White House official speaking on the record since the news broke of Ramadi falling to ISIS fighters. The U.S. rushed shipment … Continue reading Ash Carter: Iraqi army shows ‘no will to fight’ in Ramadi