After Sony hack, is U.S. grid next?

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Now that U.S. intelligence has blamed North Korea for the Nov. 24 cyber attack on Sony Pictures, there is growing concern that the Hermit Kingdom has more…

U.S. forces could expand fight against ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The commitment of U.S. forces to fighting ISIS could increase, not diminish, as a rising number of Sunni jihadist groups that control vast areas of territory more…

Interrogators outraged by 'torture' accusation

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – There is increasing controversy over whether or not the enhanced interrogation techniques employed on al-Qaida detainees in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the more…

Israel facing greater threat than ISIS?

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_132463" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu[/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – Does the old adage "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" apply when it aligns more…

DHS admits catastrophic impact of EMP

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Buried in a 303-page report is an assessment by the Department of Homeland Security that a massive electromagnetic pulse event caused by a solar flare could more…

Former CIA chiefs blast Senate torture report

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1500875" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., discusses the newly released Senate Intelligence Committee report.[/caption] WASHINGTON – The partisanship demonstrated in the timing of the release this more…

Even Christians who 'convert' get beheaded

by F. Michael Maloof -- Editor's Note: At the end of this story is a graphic video that reveals the execution by beheading of a Christian by ISIS. Please use extreme caution. WASHINGTON more…

ISIS gains endorsement of Egyptian jihadis

by F. Michael Maloof -- BEIRUT, Lebanon – In the race between al-Qaida and the Islamic State to lead global jihad, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has scored a big one in more…

Iran threatens 'direct action' against ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_962041" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Iran's Revolutionary Guard[/caption] BEIRUT, Lebanon – Iran has signaled that it may take "direct action" if Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, more…

ISIS brings U.S., Iran together

by F. Michael Maloof -- BEIRUT, Lebanon – The U.S. agreement to extend talks with Iran for another six months has implications beyond whether or not the Islamic regime will gain the capacity more…