The big flip: U.S.-backed fighters
switch to ISIS

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1659805" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Members of the Free Syrian Army[/caption] WASHINGTON – Before it even begins, the U.S. training and equipping of Syrian opposition forces to fight the more…

U.S.-Iran nuke deal could isolate Israel

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_131207" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama[/caption] WASHINGTON – Amid an election campaign, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces further isolation with the more…

FBI veteran 'appalled'
at Holder's 'politicizing' of DOJ

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_910871" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Attorney General Eric Holder[/caption] WASHINGTON – A recently retired FBI agent has slammed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for “blatant politicizing" of the Department more…

The one thing Muslims suddenly quiet about

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1642505" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi[/caption] WASHINGTON – It's been four weeks since Egyptian President Abdel al-Fattah delivered his fiery speech to Islamic clerics at more…

U.S. 'talking' with Iran pals in Yemen

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1638505" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Sanaa, Yemen[/caption] WASHINGTON – The Pentagon said there is no formal intelligence-sharing agreement with the Iranian-backed Houthis who have taken over the Yemeni capital more…

Terror attack plunges 140 million into darkness

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A terrorist attack on the Pakistani national grid plunged more than 140 million people into darkness before power was restored, prompting U.S. experts to warn that more…

U.S. teams up with rebels taking over Yemen

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1627795" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Young Houthi rebels[/caption] WASHINGTON – As the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthis take over the Yemeni capital, there are indications the U.S. and the Houthis may more…

U.S. counter-terrorism takes hit
with Yemeni crisis

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1625975" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Houhti militia at the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen[/caption] WASHINGTON – The resignation of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the takeover by more…

Russia positioning nukes to confront NATO?

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Moscow could be preparing to move nuclear weapons into the Crimean Peninsula, which it annexed last year, and also position them around the strategic Russian enclave more…

Major city braces for Israeli attack

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_122825" align="alignright" width="639"] Beirut[/caption] WASHINGTON – Lebanon is bracing for an attack from Israel if the Iranian-backed Hezbollah retaliates for an Israeli military helicopter strike last week more…