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US pays $400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners

The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners. It is the first time the U.S. has so clearly linked the two events, which critics have painted as a hostage-ransom arrangement. State Department spokesman John Kirby repeated the administration’s line that the ...

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Recent ISIS-Related US Arrests You Need to Know About

   North Carolina Erick Jamal Hendricks, from North Carolina, was arrested on August 4th, 2016 on charges of Erick Jamal Hendricks (Photo: Mecklenburg, NC County Sheriff”s Office) attempting to recruit people for terrorist attacks in the U.S. in support of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). One of Hendricks’ alleged contacts was a gunman in the 2015 thwarted attack on an exhibition of Mohammed caricatures in ...

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NATO Air Policing jets train with US bombers over the Baltic Sea

Danish F-16s supporting NATO’s continuous Air Policing mission, along with JAS-39 Gripens from the Partnership for Peace nation of Sweden, conducted intercept training with a U.S. long range bomber.  Additionally, Typhoons from Great Britain – one of the Baltic Air Policing detachments – were airborne in western Estonia training areas while the bomber transited the Baltic Sea off the Estonian ...

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Wikileaks Release: The DNC recordings of the Clinton campaign

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Watch: WikiLeaks to release ‘a lot more’ on US elections

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his organization plans to publish “a lot more material” concerning elections in the U.S. “This is having so much political impact in the United States,” he told CNN on Tuesday, referencing last Friday’s leak of 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Assange said Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is trying to disrupt focus ...

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U.S. State Department Issues Summer Travel Advisory For Europe

On May 31, the U.S. State Department issued a travel advisory for Americans traveling to Europe this summer. In the travel advisory, the State Department warns tourists of the “risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.” Specifically, the advisory mentions two highly anticipated events: the European Soccer Championship and World ...

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China says it’s ready if US ‘stirs up any conflict’ in South China Sea

China‘s attempts to claim a nearly 1.4-million-square-mile swathe of open ocean are without precedent and probably without legal merit, but Beijing continues to assert its right to the economically critical zone — and increasingly puts its claims in military terms. Speaking to a small group of reporters in Beijing on Thursday, a high-ranking Chinese official made his warning clea “The ...

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The Most Intriguing Spy Stpries From 166 Internal NSA Reporys

IN THE EARLY months of 2003, the National Security Agency saw demand for its services spike as a new war in Iraq, as well as ongoing and profound changes in how people used the internet, added to a torrent of new agency work related to the war on terror, according to a review of 166 articles from a restricted agency newsletter. The ...

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Refugees Will Help Establish the Caliphate

The war in Syria is a vast human tragedy, as this speaker’s opening remarks make clear.  There is a silver lining to be had in it, though, to hear him tell the story.  It is not the story that you probably think you know.  In this version of the story, Assad and Iran are Western puppets to such a degree that ...

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U.S. marine held in Iran suing for more than $10m

The attorneys representing Amir Hekmati, the U.S. marine held in Iran for four and a half years, are suing the Islamic Republic of Iran for falsely imprisoning and torturing him. Seeking damages for Hekmati’s injuries, the complaint filed this week states that he was “arrested and jailed on fabricated charges” and routinely “brutally tortured by his Iranian captors,” according to his ...

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