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Syrian conflict complicates U.S.-Iraq relations

The spillover of violence from Syria tops a list of growing concerns that a delegation of senior Iraqi officials are in Washington to discuss. The officials suggest that Iraq's security is threatened by the stalemate between the Syrian government and the rebels.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 08:29am EST

Tags: syria, Bashar Al-Assad, Iraq,

Officials: Sequester could compromise U.S. intelligence gathering

A trial in the United Kingdom last week exposed al-Qaida's new strategy for attacking the U.S.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 04:46pm EST

Tags: al-Qaida, National Counterterrorism Center, Matt Olsen

Key issues to watch this week

What to watch for this week in national security.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 12:49pm EST


Iran warns terrorism coming to Washington

A top Iranian cleric has warned the U.S. and specifically the city of Washington to prepare for retaliation in response to a terror attack in western Pakistan that killed 103 people.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 12:51pm EST

Tags: Iran, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, George Perkovich

The Toughest Mile: Behind the security curtain for Inauguration Day

On Inauguration Day, security along the 1.2-mile stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue, between the White House and the U.S. Capitol, could present the greatest challenge to date for the Secret Service and its partners, say security experts.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 01:59pm EST

Tags: Secret Service, inauguration day,


Syrian rebels dispute U.S. chemical weapons claims

U.S. and European Union politicians are "creating" stories about Syrian chemical weapons developments as a precursor to enter Syria, says the main spokesman for rebels in the country.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 12:35pm EST

Tags: Abu Rami, syria, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Concerns about the future keep top Marine up at night

It's not the combat readiness or the courage of the men and women that wear the Marine Corps uniform that keeps the commandant of the Corps up at night. It's apprehension about looming budget cuts.

Monday - 11/12/2012, 06:08am EST

Tags: Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, Budget Control Act, sequestration


Treasury Dept: Iran assisting in brutal Syrian crackdown

The Treasury Department says it has uncovered evidence that Iran has been stealthily using passenger and cargo aircraft to assist Syria President Bashar al-Assad's bloody crackdown in recent months.

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Iran Air, Mahan Air, David S. Cohen, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Treasury Department

ATF director: 'Mistakes were made'

Seated at a table with a 471-page report in front of him and congressional lawmakers on TV screens nearby reviewing the document that excoriated his agency, B. Todd Jones prepares to move ahead with the next chapter in ATF history.

Friday - 09/21/2012, 12:12pm EDT

Tags: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Fast and Furious, Lanny Breuer, B. Todd Jones

The Situation: The threats facing the United States

On the outside looking in to the U.S., all may seem fine. But keeping up appearances is becoming increasingly difficult as threats that emanate inside the country's borders are compromising the strong physique of the last "superpower."

Friday - 09/14/2012, 07:12am EDT

Tags: Michael Hayden, CIA, foreign exchange student, The Situation, all-inclusive, James Dobbins, James Clapper, WikiLeaks

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