Critic blasts Obama narrative on Islam

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The persecution and slaughter of Christians throughout the Middle East has become a major humanitarian crisis, with Pope Francis warning that the atrocities border on "genocide," more…

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…

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 -- WASHINGTON – Russian President Vladimir Putin increasingly appears to be using the Russian Orthodox Church as an extension of his own foreign policy to influence countries with a 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…