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Comey tackles terrorism

FBI Director James Comey will deliver a keynote counterterrorism speech in New York City at Fordham Law School on Monday. With the rise of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, international terrorism remains a key national security and law enforcement dilemma for the U.S. and its allies.

Tags: James Comey , counterterrorism , ISIL , ISIS , Fordham , New York City , JJ Green

Monday - 11/03/2014, 08:52am EST

Hagel meets with Kodheli

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Albania's Minister of Defense Mimi Kodheli Monday at the Pentagon. Hagel thanked Minister Kodheli for her leadership in Albania's generous support to the government of Iraq through resupply donations.

Tags: JJ Green , Chuck Hagel , Mimi Kodheli , Albania , Iraq , ISIL

Friday - 10/31/2014, 11:44am EDT

US troops to remain in South Korea longer

The U.S. has kept combat forces on the Korean Peninsula since the Korean War fighting halted on July 27, 1953, with the signing of an armistice. There are still about 28,000 American troops based in the South. However for years the U.S. has tried to reduce South Korea dependence on the American military by setting a target date for the transfer of authority.

Tags: North Korea , South Korea , troops , JJ Green

Friday - 10/24/2014, 09:24am EDT

Supplies for Kurds go astray

The Pentagon acknowledged on Wednesday that two bundles of military supplies for Kurdish fighters in Kobani went astray during an air drop earlier this week, with one destroyed later by an air strike and the other taken by Islamic State militants.

Tags: military supplies , Kurdish fighters , Kobani , ISIL , JJ Green

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 10:25am EDT

US spending on ISIL growing

How much has the U.S. spent on the campaign against Islamic State Group?

Tags: ISIL , John Kirby , Barack Obama , Syria , Iraq , spending , JJ Green

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 08:45am EDT

Mystery submarine surfaces in Sweden

Reminiscent of something that would've happened during the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day on Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft that officials suspect entered Swedish waters illegally.

Tags: submarine , Sweden , Russia , JJ Green

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 10:41am EDT

What role do US intelligence agencies play in the Ebola crisis?

The intelligence community appears to be avoiding becoming too deeply involved in the Ebola crisis to avoid mission creep. Besides, according to U.S. officials, their tool kit doesn't match the heavily scientific and medically- oriented information collection needs of a crisis like this.

Tags: intelligence , Ebola , CDC , JJ Green

Friday - 10/17/2014, 10:26am EDT

Hagel readies DoD for climate change

The Department of Defense has released its 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, which focuses on ways to improve its resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Tags: DoD , JJ Green , Chuck Hagel , climate change

Tuesday - 10/14/2014, 09:33am EDT

International defense officials meet in Washington to discuss ISIL

U.S. Military Officials says the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will convene a meeting of more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense this week in Washington to discuss the coalition efforts in the ongoing campaign against ISIL.

Tags: ISIL , Martin Dempsey , Lloyd Austin , JJ Green

Monday - 10/13/2014, 08:00pm EDT

Financial help coming for Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in Africa still isn't under control and some countries have asked for help.

Tags: Ebola , Liberia , financial aid , Barack Obama , DoD , JJ Green

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 05:35pm EDT
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