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The US Navy will commission its latest attack submarine North Dakota, during a ceremony Saturday at Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut. North Dakota, designated SSN 784, honors the state's citizens and veterans and their strong military support and heritage from the Frontier Wars through...

ISIl-102414.jpg The terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is earning about $1 million each day by smuggling oil out of the Middle East, according to the US Treasury Department. Speaking at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Thursday, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said "ISIL has raised a significant amount of its money - many

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that the U.S.-led strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working, but he emphasized that the fight against the terrorist group will be a "complicated, difficult contest." In an exchange with reporters at the Pentagon after...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke via telephone with newly appointed Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al Obeidi on Thursday to congratulate him on his position and assure support for the minister's counterterrorism pursuits, the Pentagon press secretary reported. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Hagel...

While the world's 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new report by the United Nations. The study conducted by the UN Office for Least Developed Countries,...

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo have reached an agreement related to the wartime control of allied forces during the 46th Security Consultative Meeting held at the Pentagon, it was announced Thursday. The two defense leaders agreed to implement South...

A 30-member US military team that could be called on to respond to new cases of Ebola in the United States has begun what is expected to be a week of specialized training at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, according to a Pentagon spokesman. Col. Steve Warren told reporters on Wednesday that the training...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has offered condolences to the people of Canada as well as the family and friends of two soldiers who were killed in two separate attacks on members of the Canadian Armed Forces this week, and reassured its neighbor of continued US support. On Wednesday, a gunman opened...

A United Nations independent human rights expert has warned against the increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement, stating that the practice risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens. The warning was issued by Christof Heyns,...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held a telephonic conversation with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss France's contributions to the fight against the spread of Ebola and their counter-terrorism efforts in North Africa, Iraq and Syria, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. "The...

The European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have denounced the shooting attack that took place in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa on Wednesday and expressed their condolences to the family of the Canadian soldier killed in the attack. Wednesday's incidents in Ottawa unfolded...

DonYoung-102314.jpg Alaska Congressman Don Young, R-Ak., is once again making headlines with comments linking the state's high suicide rate to an increase in government assistance. Young told an audience at a senior center on Wednesday that the suicide problem didn't exist until there was "largesse" from the government.

AlisonLunderganGrimes-102314.jpg After a brief absence, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is once again hitting the airwaves in Kentucky in support of Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The DSCC is spending $650,000 on advertising for Grimes in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken.

Obama-102314.jpg Following news of a shooting at the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa, President Barack Obama called Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday to express the American people's solidarity with their neighbors to the north.

United Nations human rights expert Ben Emmerson has urged Governments currently engaged on mass surveillance of the internet for counter-terrorism purposes to update their national legislation in line with international human rights law for new technology surveillance measures. "States need to squarely...