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The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace that the American people will want to read the four-page memorandum prepared by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence about the FBI and its interaction with the so-called "dossier,"  or opposition research file, developed by Hillary R. Clinton's presidential campaign. "This memo is...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2018 — The regime of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un remains a danger to the world, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said yesterday in Honolulu, while emphasizing diplomatic efforts to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue. The goal remains the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Mattis told reporters at U.S. Pacific Command’s headquarters at Joint Base...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2018 —As Turkey continues its attack on Kurdish forces along the Syrian border town of Afrin, the Defense Department says the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is the common threat in the region, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White told reporters today. Published reports say Turkey launched the Afrin military operation Jan. 20. “ are working very closely with...
Crewmembers of Coast Guard Cutter Stratton pulled into port at San Diego Thursday with more than $721 million worth of cocaine, more than 47,000 pounds, from 23 interdictions in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central and South America. “The threat of transnational organized crime is a danger no one ship, agency, country or person can address alone,”...
In 2011, Chelsea E. Manning, then serving as Spc. Bradley E. Manning, a former Army intelligence specialist assaulted a female superior while deployed in Iraq--an incident that led to his bust to private first class. "He threw his hands up in the air, yelled "no," and rushed me," said Spc. Jihrleah W. Showman in a sworn statement. Manning, a biological male who...
SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 23, 2018 —Precision strikes killed an estimated 145-150 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists near Shafah, Syria, Jan. 20, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. The precision strikes were a culmination of extensive intelligence preparation to confirm an ISIS headquarters and command-and-control center in an exclusively ISIS-occupied location in the contested Middle Euphrates River valley,...
Capitol Hill conservatives are questioning the timing of an article that the McClatchy news service ran claiming that the FBI was investigating a possible nexus between the National Rifle Association and the Russian government--hours before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the transcripts of Glenn R. Simpson's Nov. 14 testimony about that connection. Simpson, the co-founder and leader of the...
The New York Republican congressman, who served in Iraq as a military intelligence officer for the 82nd Airborne Division in 2006, called for Congress to act forcefully after learning that the Federal Bureau of Investigation claimed that it lost five months of text messages between two senior bureau officials. “Congress must do everything it can to recover these critical text...
U.S. forces, coalition partners and Syrian Democratic Forces liberated Raqqah, Syria from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s control in early October. ISIS used the city as its capital for terrorist operations since January 2014. Combat remotely piloted aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper were heavily integrated during combat operations to liberate the city. RPA aircrews...
PACIFIC OCEAN -- Two naval aviators aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) joined an elite group after achieving a major career milestone when they completed their 1,000th arrested landing on the aircraft carrier, Jan. 18. "I hope that they recognize that getting 1,000 traps isn't just me," said Hutcherson, a naval flight officer. "It's the ship, it's the maintainers, and...

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