Putin uses church as foreign-policy tool

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_2184365" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Pope Francis meets Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Vatican in 2013[/caption] WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin increasingly appears to be using the more…

U.S. troops in Afghanistan 'feel abandoned'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – ISIS is beginning to extend its influence into Afghanistan, but the Obama administration no longer is giving the country priority, and the 10,000 American troops that more…

Iran evades sanctions
to defend against EMP

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – With a deadline looming on nuclear talks with Iran, Tehran has revealed it has developed a "filter" to protect against an electromagnetic pulse attack targeting key more…

Senator: Hack-attack cleanup
making colossal mess

by F. Michael Maloof -- The cyber breach at America's federal Office of Personnel Management through which the personal data of an estimated 18 million former, current – and even prospective – federal more…

Pentagon confirms ISIS 'dirty bomb' claims

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has confirmed to WND that the Islamic State has seized enough radioactive materials from captured Iraqi facilities to develop "dirty bombs," just as ISIS’ more…

U.S. vulnerable to North Korean nuke attack

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_2076115" align="aligncenter" width="596"] North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un[/caption] WASHINGTON – The U.S. anti-missile nuclear defense system established to defend against a North Korean missile attack is more…

Pentagon disputes Turkey's stance
on Syrian forces

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_2092295" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu[/caption] WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has disputed a claim recently made by the Turkish foreign minister that there is an more…

Water emerging as chief ISIS weapon

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1176015" align="aligncenter" width="600"] ISIS map shows its intentions for Africa[/caption] WASHINGTON – Just as ISIS has targeted oil refineries in its takeover of half of Syria and more…

Leaked memo raises
electric-grid security fears

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A leaked internal memorandum from the company running the electrical transformers near San Jose, California, that were attacked by snipers in April 2013 admits it is more…