On Saturday US forces conducted a raid in Syria aimed at capturing a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) known as Abu Sayyaf. Coming under fire during the mission, the commandos killed Abu Sayyaf and about dozen other fighters while also capturing Abu Sayyaf’s wife and seizing intelligence on how the organization operates.
North Korea’s minister of the Peoples’ Armed Forces, Hyon Yong Chol, was publicly executed on April 30, according to reporting by South Korean press on a brief by National Intelligence Service (NIS) officials to members of the Intelligence Committee of the National Assembly yesterday on May 12.
Q1: Why is Secretary Kerry going to Russia? Why now?
On Friday, May 8, North Korea conducted an underwater test-fire of a submarine ballistic missile, displaying a new threat and growing missile capability. The next day, North Korea fired three ship-to-ship missiles from the city of Wonsan on the east coast into the sea.
Q1: What do we know?
Today Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan became the first Japanese leader ever to address a joint session of Congress. Abe summarized key themes for U.S.-Japan relations including history, as August marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan held a summit meeting at the White House today in conjunction with Abe’s official visit to the United States, the first by a Japanese prime minister in nine years.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) released a new strategy on April 23, 2015, to rewire the Pentagon for cyber operations. The 33-page document includes five key strategic goals, ranging from workforce and human capital development to full integration of cyber capabilities into military operations and deterrence.
On April 22, the Senate Finance Committee will begin marking up legislation sponsored by Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Wyden (D-OR) that would grant trade promotion authority (TPA) to the president, giving him the capacity to negotiate free trade agreements on Congress’s behalf. TPA is seen by many, including U.S.