U.S. defends Turks' bombing of American ally

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The Defense Department is defending Turkey's decision to bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Syria amid concern that the NATO member is using its alliance with the more…

Russian 'creeping annexation'
gobbling up U.S. ally

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Russian troops occupying South Ossetia, a breakaway province of the Republic of Georgia, have taken more territory by moving the border checkpoint in what analysts are more…

Intelligence officer warns U.S.
of alarming new threat

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_2235405" align="aligncenter" width="610"] Pearl Harbor[/caption] WASHINGTON – A former U.S. intelligence officer who was involved in efforts to identify terrorists prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, attack more…

Ex-CIA: Cyber blackout shows
what enemy could do

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – While some experts believe there was nothing malicious about the more than three-hour cyber breakdown of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, they do not more…

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…