The Daily Beast

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 05:32
In the past several months, many of the Syrian rebel groups previously favored by the CIA have had their money and supplies cut off or substantially reduced, even as President Obama touted the strategic importance of American support for the rebels in his State of the Union address.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 08:47
Shiite rebels stormed the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Tuesday, increasing chances the country will plunge into a broader sectarian conflict and hugely complicating American efforts to combat al Qaeda’s Yemeni affiliate, long considered the most dangerous branch of the terror network.
Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 07:31
ISIS continues to gain substantial ground in Syria, despite nearly 800 airstrikes in the American-led campaign to break its grip there.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 08:03
A U.S. Army veteran and a Texas businessman appeared in federal court Monday charged with a most unusual crime: plotting to overthrow the West African government of Gambia.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 07:06
The U.S. military is finally starting to train Iraqi troops to fight ISIS in restive Anbar province. But the program is just six weeks long, the Pentagon admitted Monday. American military officials privately concede that’s not nearly long enough to create a force capable of fending off the so-called Islamic State.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 06:10
Nigeria is facing a rise in female teenage suicide bombers at the service of terror group Boko Haram.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 06:20
It’s been two months since Congress authorized a train-and-equip mission to help Syrian rebels fight ISIS—but recruiting has not started, and training won’t begin until spring of next year.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 06:36
It's been two months since Congress authorized a train-and-equip mission to help Syrian rebels fight ISIS—but the mission is unlikely to happen until spring of next year. In conjunction with air strikes, the American mission to train and equip the Syrian moderate opposition is a central part of the Obama administration's strategy to counter ISIS. Yet this strategy and its execution are deeply flawed, say Congressional lawmakers focused on national security issues—which raises questions about whether the planned training of some 5,000 fighters will ever happen.
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 06:38
Guns, drones, and special forces were not enough to stabilize Yemen, and they won’t be enough to stop ISIS. Remember the so-called “Yemen model,” the seeming success story for a U.S. policy targeting terrorists that President Barack Obama pointed to a few months ago? Well, it’s not a model anyone would want to point to anymore.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 07:07
Three American kids allegedly were slaughtered by the so-called Hercules Group, which claimed to use special weapons and tactics just like many cops north of the border.