Counterterrorism

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 06:24
Turkey's foreign minister suggested his country could carry out joint military operations with the United States to oust the Islamic State group from Syria. Speaking in Antalya late Sunday, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that operation could "easily advance to Raqqa," the main IS bastion in Syria.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 06:26
Syrian forces aided by U.S. airstrikes and advisers have begun their assault to take back Raqqa from the Islamic State group, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 06:24
Pentagon officials say the U.S. is unlikely to deploy ground-level American combat advisers to support the Iraqi Army’s new operation to oust Islamic State militants from Fallujah. Yet the U.S. military will continue to provide airstrikes for the Iraqi troops moving into Fallujah.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:26
An American military intelligence team remains on the ground in Yemen, supporting the Arab coalition battling al Qaeda's main faction in the country, amid an upswing in violence against the coalition and the country's armed forces.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:16
Libyan diplomats are urging caution over an evolving U.S. plan to arm and train the country's militias again to battle the growing Islamic State threat, fearing a repeat of the abysmal Pentagon-led program that ended with only a few hundred trained fighters and U.S. weapons in the hands of Islamist militias in Libya.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 10:26

A subcommittee hearing in the Subcommittee on Terrorism Nonproliferation and Trade will review the Depertment of State's Fiscal Year 2017 Counterterrorism budget. Justin Siberell, the Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism in the Department of State will testify. 

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:39
The Obama administration has, in the conduct of its war against terrorism, embraced a “shortsighted” approach that sets aside a democratic agenda and overlooks human rights abuses committed by some of its closest allies and partners in the Middle East, Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said on May 18.
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 06:15
The U.S. military’s top general said Thursday that the Libyan government is in a “period of intense dialogue” that could soon lead to an agreement in which U.S. military advisers will be deployed there to assist in the fight against the Islamic State.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:01

This hearing in the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade will focus on the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia in counterterrorism efforts. Witnesses from The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Georgetown University will weigh in.  

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:41
The United Nations' readiness to lift the international arms embargo on Libya landed with a thud in Congress, where lawmakers were either blindsided by the announcement or downright skeptical.

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