National Security

Geneva, Illinois Woman Arrested in Plot for Canadian Mall Massacre

TORONTO (AP) A woman from Geneva, Illinois is one of at least three people arrested by Canadian police in connection with an alleged plot to commit a mass killing in the Halifax-area. Nova Scotia Royal […]


Missouri Governor In Afghanistan

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is expressing concerns about the Islamic State group militants. Nixon is part of a delegation of four governors who traveled to Afghanistan over the weekend. Nixon says the war on terror […]


IL Govt. Gridlocked On CCW

The clock is ticking on a law allowing citizens in Illinois to carry concealed weapons. Illinois is the last state in the nation not to allow concealed carry. A federal court ruling in December called […]


ARLINGTON, VA - MARCH 15: Photographs cover the top of the headstone at the grave of USMC Sgt. Christopher James Jacobs in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery March 15, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Section 60 is the section of the cemetery where American military members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are currently laid to rest, though soldiers and Marines from World War II through Afghanistan are also buried in the section. March 20, 2013 marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

National Security: The Sequester, Iraq and the Korean Peninsula

In March, the nation took time to ponder the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and what lessons we might glean from one of the longest wars in American history.



State of the Union, North Korean Nukes, and Sequester

February brought us an odd almost ironic series of events. It included the President’s State of the Union Address that was largely focused on the American economy and other domestic issues such as immigration and gun control.


Obama has nominated Hagel for the next Secretary of Defense and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Domestic Security Issues: New Year… More Challenges

In the aftermath of the inauguration the Senate has begun confirmation hearings for the President’s overall cabinet and national security team for the second term.


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