Pentagon defends disclosure of battle plan

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Amid criticism that it is aiding the enemy, the Pentagon is defending its decision to disclose details of a plan to retake the Iraqi city of more…

Obama 'withholding intel from Netanyahu'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – If the U.S. is curbing intelligence to Israel regarding international talks on Iran's nuclear program, as alleged, the move does not extend to military cooperation, at more…

'Enemy of mine enemy' in Mideast conflict

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The race to take over the Syrian Golan Heights has pitted the strategic intentions of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah against those of Israel, which Middle Eastern sources more…

ISIS poised to attack Christian towns

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Some 3,000 Sunni jihadist fighters have gathered in the Syrian Qalamoun mountains bordering eastern Lebanon, poised to attack a series of Christian towns in northern and more…

Expert: FBI 'neutered' by Muslim Brotherhood

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A veteran national-security specialist disputes FBI Director James Comey's contention that restrictions on information-gathering are the main hindrance to uncovering ISIS conspiracies in the U.S. Clare more…

FBI has opened ISIS cases in 49 U.S. states

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – As ISIS spreads its influence and rule not only in its caliphate of portions of Syria and Iraq but also in non-contiguous areas of North Africa more…

Murder of pilot sparks tough, new question

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The gruesome murder of captured Jordanian F-16 pilot Lt. Muath al-Kasabeh by ISIS may have strengthened the resolve of the Jordanian government to launch all-out assaults more…