Counterterrorism

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Brazilian authorities arrested 10 members of an Islamist militant group that was organizing terrorist attacks, officials announced Thursday, raising tension around the country just two weeks before the start of the Olympic Games.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Middle East experts say that as the Islamic State is defeated in Iraq and Syria, the fight for a stable political future in the region is just beginning. The U.S. is expected to pledge $2 billion to Iraq from governments around the world, but this money will need to be distributed to efforts other than to military in order to stabilize Iraq.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In taking command of Joint Task Force Bravo, U.S. Army Col. Brian Hughes praised the forces' role in aiding Central American governments to combat the effects of natural disasters and transnational crimes.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower and its strike group launched jets on their first strikes against ISIS from the Persian Gulf on Friday, as they continue the campaign to destroy the militants sowing chaos in Iraq and Syria. Ike and its embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 have been deployed for nearly two months and earlier carried out ISIS strikes from the Mediterranean Sea.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will hold a hearing on the role of Pakistan in combatting terrorism. 

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The United States has condemned "in strongest terms" a double bombing that took place at the main entrance of Mogadishu's airport during morning rush hour Tuesday, killing at least 13 people while also pledging support to help fight terrorism in Somalia.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Various sources from the Department of Defense make it clear that the Department sees lots of potential security threats in Africa, yet what it doesn't make clear is to what extent United States forces are involved in rolling back these threats.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
At a checkpoint in central Beirut, a guard checks a small truck for explosives. He is manning the last security barrier before Lebanon's parliament building 100 meters away, and relying on a bomb detector that experts say is useless.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger on Monday proposed setting up a multinational west African force to fight terrorism.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The discovery of a Brazilian terrorist cell that allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS provides an opportunity for Brazil to address weaknesses in its counterterrorism framework.

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