Terrorism

‘Orlando Will Be Repeated,’ Former ISIS Captive Warns Congress

Nadia Murad, center, human rights activist, testifies during Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, June 21, 2016, in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images “No place is safe for anyone.” That’s the chilling assessment a former ISIS captive has given U.S. lawmakers, recounting her harrowing tale under the grips of an international terrorist organization. “Orlando will be…

US to Send 200 More Troops, Apache Helicopters, to Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) – The U.S. has agreed to deploy more than 200 additional troops to Iraq and to send Apache helicopters for the first time into the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, U.S. defense officials said Monday. The decisions reflect weeks of discussions with commanders and Iraqi leaders, and a decision by President Barack Obama to increase…

Tim Cook Defends Encryption on Smartphones

(ABC News) — Following attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, the tech community is at odds over giving the government access to encrypted information on smartphones. Apple CEO Tim Cook said he’s standing firm on his company’s decision to protect user privacy in a new interview. “I don’t believe that the tradeoff here is privacy versus national security,” Cook said in…