Attack Articles

Homeland: 'No Specific or Credible Threats' of Similar Attack in U.S.

9:42 PM, Nov 13, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security says there is no threat of a terrorist attack like the one in France happening immediately in America.

"The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are closely monitoring events in Paris and we are in contact with our counterparts in the region. At this time, we know of no specific or credible threats of an attack on the U.S. homeland of the type that occurred in Paris tonight," DHS secretary Jeh Johnson says in a statement released to the press.

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Jeb Rips Off Romney Attack Line

10:26 PM, Nov 10, 2015

Jeb Bush appears to be drawing some inspiration from the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Indeed, at tonight's debate Bush ripped off an attack line Romney deployed against Obama in 2012.

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Obama Finally Orders Flags to Be Flown at Half Staff After Chattanooga Terror Attack

11:32 AM, Jul 21, 2015

President Obama is finally ordering the American flag to be flown at half staff after the Chattanooga terror attack last week. Four Marines and one Sailor were murdered in that attack. 

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Carly Out With Hillary Attack Ad

12:56 PM, Jun 11, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has released an attack ad aimed at Hillary Clinton:

Here's the transcript for the 3:03 video:

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4 Jews Killed in Paris Attack Buried in Israel

3:22 PM, Jan 13, 2015

Under a cloudless Jerusalem sky, a crowd of thousands gathered at the cemetery at Givat Shaul on Tuesday, to bury the four Jews murdered at the Hyper Cacher in Paris. Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Philippe Braham, and Francois-Michel Saada were laid to rest in Har Hamenuhot, on the approach to Jerusalem from the west.

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Islamist Terror Attack in Paris

11:25 AM, Jan 07, 2015

The Islamist terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which, so far, has resulted in 12 deaths and many more wounded, should come as no surprise.

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Obama Sanctions N. Korea for 'Destructive and Coercive Cyber Attack on Sony'

'First Aspect of Our Response'
2:08 PM, Jan 02, 2015

The White House spokesman announced the sanctioning of North Korea for the "destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony."

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Senator: China Involved in Sony Hack

America should 'attack' North Korea's 'infrastructure'
7:01 PM, Dec 28, 2014

Senator Lindsey Graham said on CNN earlier today that China was likely involved in the hack attack on Sony.

"I can't imagine anything this massive happening in North Korea without China being involved or at least knowing about it,"the Republican senator said on CNN.

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Kerry: Terror Attack 'Pure Result of Incitement'

1:01 PM, Nov 18, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry called today's terror attack in Jerusalem the "pure result of incitement" and called on "Palestinian leadership at every single level to condemn this in the most powerful terms." Here's video:

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Jindal Responds to Terror Attack in Israel: 'They Must Be Exterminated'

12:23 PM, Nov 18, 2014

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, will soon release this statement responding to the terror attack in Jerusalem.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families after this evil attack on a place of worship," the statement reads.

"An attack on a synagogue shows that there are no bounds for terrorists. These are people depraved of any humanity in their hearts, and they must not only be stopped, they must be exterminated.

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Panetta: I Knew Right Away Benghazi Was a 'Terrorist Attack'

12:12 PM, Oct 07, 2014

President Obama's former defense secretary and CIA chief, Leon Panetta, told MSNBC today that he knew the Benghazi attack was a "terrorist attack" right away:

"I didn't have any specific information, but the fact was: when you bring grenade launchers to a demonstration, there's something else going on," said Panetta. "And I just, from the very beginning, sensed that this was an attack -- this was a terrorist attack on our compound."

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After Hack Attack, Test Version of Still Exposed

6:19 AM, Sep 05, 2014

In July, a hacker gained access to a computer server used to test code for the federal government's Obamacare website, according to a 

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Jump the Shark Moment for Pryor Campaign

1:14 PM, Aug 26, 2014

The latest attack ad from the Mark Pryor campaign is, well, absurd. Here's Politico's description of the 30-second spot: "Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is citing the recent scare over the Ebola virus in a new attack ad against his GOP opponent, the first mention of America‚Äôs preparedness for a possible pandemic in a 2014 political advertisement."

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Cybersecurity as Arms Control?

2:55 PM, Jul 17, 2014

What to do about cyber attacks from state actors and their surrogates?  For the State Department and DHS it would seem that the answer is now the courts and international negotiation. Hints of this came recently with the indictment of 5 Chinese military personnel for hacking. An utterly futile gesture as the Chinese are not about to extradite the 5 to stand trial, it bespeaks reliance on legal remedies that are, at best, only a matter of public shaming.  Now, however, there is new evidence regarding the U.S. intent to negotiate on cyber with state actors like China, Russia, and Iran.

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Hamas Deploys Armed Drone to Attack Israel

5:48 AM, Jul 14, 2014

There are reports this morning that Israel has identified and destroyed an armed drone apparently being used by the terrorist group Hamas:


#BREAKING : #Hamas tries to send an armed drone to target populated neighborhood in Ashdod. The drone was intercepted. #IsraelUnderFire

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'Israel Under Attack, Obama Remains Silent'

1:10 PM, Jul 10, 2014

Elliott Abrams, writing for the Council on Foreign Relations:

Israel is under attack by the terrorist group Hamas. Hundreds of rockets have fallen on its cities and towns. Millions of Israelis run, and must pull their children, into shelters each day.

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Hillary: Benghazi 'More of a Reason to Run' for President

5:16 PM, Jun 09, 2014

In an interview that will air tonight, Hillary Clinton will tell Diane Sawyer that the Benghazi terrorist attack that left four Americans dead is "more of a reason to run" for president of the United States.

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Intel Officials Stumped by Question About When Benghazi Terrorists Will Be Captured

1:35 PM, Feb 05, 2014

A lawmaker at a Benghazi hearing stumped U.S. intelligence officials yesterday with this question:

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Special Report Panel on the Latest Benghazi News

8:17 AM, Jan 14, 2014

Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Special Report Panel on Al Qaeda's Involvement in Benghazi

10:07 AM, Dec 31, 2013

Steve Hayes, with Kirsten Powers and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:

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Benghazi Survivors Given NDAs at CIA Memorial Service for Woods, Doherty

1:02 AM, Nov 14, 2013

Two former CIA officials who fought in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, were asked to sign additional nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) more than six months after those attacks. The two officials, who will testify Thursday before a subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, were presented the nondisclosure agreements during a memorial service in May at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, honoring Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, two of the CIA-affiliated personnel who died during those attacks.

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60 Minutes on Benghazi

6:01 AM, Oct 28, 2013

CBS's 60 Minutes ran this report last night on the Benghazi terror attack of September 11, 2012:

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CIA Director Pledges to Make Benghazi Survivors Available to Talk

12:00 AM, Sep 11, 2013

One year after the terrorist attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, the survivors may finally begin to talk.

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U.S. Embassy in Iraq Warns of 'Threats' Related to Potential Syria Attack

4:54 PM, Sep 10, 2013

A few hours before midnight in Iraq as September 11 approached, the U.S.

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White House, State Department Silent on Benghazi Attack on Eve of Anniversary

1:01 PM, Sep 10, 2013

Although the White House posted its annual Presidential Proclamation of National Days of Prayer and Remembrance commemorating September 11th, 2001, there is no mention of the Benghazi attacks of 2012.

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Kerry: Response to Syria About Preventing Future 'Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction'

12:26 PM, Aug 30, 2013

John Kerry says that America's coming response to Syria is about preventing future use of weapons of mass destruction:

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U.N. Secretary General: 'Give Peace a Chance' in Syria

12:33 PM, Aug 28, 2013

Even as United Nations personnel are in Syria trying to investigate chemical weapons claims that have further exacerbated that country's bloody civil war, U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-moon was incongruously tasked with the celebration of the centennial of the Peace Palace in The Hague.

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Benghazi: No One Is Accountable

9:47 PM, Aug 19, 2013

Josh Rogin reports that "Secretary of State John Kerry has determined that the four State Department officials placed on administrative leave by Hillary Clinton after the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi do not deserve any formal disciplinary action and has asked them to come back to work at the State Department starting Tuesday."

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