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Obama in Paris

Special to By Sol W. Sanders President Obama is known, of course, for his great rhetorical gifts. Few recent presidents have had his gift for gab, as it is said colloquially. But the speech he gave in Paris Monday […]

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U.S. to deploy new force in Iraq, expands fight against ISIL

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

Special to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty WASHINGTON — The United States is expanding its involvement in the fight against Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq and will be deploying an “expeditionary targeting force” to help local forces. […]

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Tancredo: Cultural rot back home enhances threat of Islamic terror

Tom Tancredo

Special to Thousands of potential jihadists could become radicalized in the United States, choosing “true Islam” over “the values of our ascendant secular hedonism,” former congressman Tom Tancredo said. “While radical Islam may indeed hold little attraction for the […]

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Putin charges Turkey’s Erdogan facilitating ISIL’s oil trade

Vladimir Putin, left, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Special to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Nov. 30 said he would resign if Russian President Vladimir Putin could prove Turkey was protecting its oil commerce with the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). “I will say […]

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German cabinet approves deployment of military assets for ISIL fight

German Tornado jets.

Special to Germany is set to contribute air, naval and military personnel assets to the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) after its cabinet approved an assistance package on Dec. 1. The package, which goes to […]

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Al Jazeera anchorwoman calls attacker who stabbed Israeli ‘my hero’ on Facebook

Khadija Benguenna

Special to A terrorist who stabbed an Israeli Border Police officer was hailed as a “hero” by an Al Jazeera anchorwoman. “Bless you, my hero,” wrote Khadija Benguenna in a video posted to Facebook that showed security-camera footage of […]

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Good intelligence, bad intelligence and ‘damn lies’

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.  / AP

Special to By Sol W. Sanders Some of those who pursue a lifetime career in the 17 intelligence sectors of our armed forces and the civilian agencies promulgate a good deal of goobledegook. As in all highly touted [and […]

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Germany to send 1,200 troops to support fight against ISIL

German Chief of Defense Volker Wieker.  /EPA

Special to Germany has pledged up to 1,200 troops to support the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL). German Chief of Defense Volker Wieker said on Nov. 29 that the country’s troops would provide service support […]

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Syria’s Assad says Turkey, Gulf states boosting support for ‘terrorists’

Syrian President Bashar Assad

Special to Syria’s recent military gains have led its opponents, including Turkey and Gulf states, to increase their funding of anti-regime “terrorists,” Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Nov. 29. In a meeting with a senior Iranian official in […]

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Drug-crazed terrorism: Boko Haram, Turkish intelligence tied to spread of stimulant drugs fueling Islamist attacks

Seifeddine Rezgui was found to have been high on drugs when he carried out the Tunisia massacre this summer.

Special to By GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs [Excerpts from a report based on sources in Nigeria and the Middle East] The use of narcotic stimulants by Boko Haram (BH) Islamist fighters in north-eastern Nigeria may have provided a means […]

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