Yesterday, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Central Intelligence Agency released over 50 documents related to the agency's enhanced interrogation and rendition program during the Bush administration.
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Information continues to flow in today as law enforcement and intelligence officials release new details about the horrific mass shooting that took place in Orlando just over 24 hours ago. According to media and police reports, gunfire erupted around 2 am in a crowded Orlando nightclub on Sunday. The 3-hour attack on a gay nightclub, carried out by 29-year-old Omar Mateen, claimed 49 victims and wounded another 53.
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Monday, June 13th at 12 pm: The Stimson Center will hold an event examining China's Policy Towards the Korean Peninsula. For a full agenda of the two-panel event, see the Stimson event announcement.
Headlines across the spectrum today suggest that besieged in Iraq, Syria, and Libya, ISIS is on the retreat.
In an event yesterday at the Council on Foreign Relations, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the House Republican's 2016 national security strategy.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi won’t be leaving Washington empty-handed. The Wall Street Journal reports that President Barack Obama and Modi announced on Tuesday that Westinghouse Electric will help build six nuclear reactors in India. This marks the first nuclear deal between the two nations since the landmark civil nuclear accord that was signed in 2008 under President George W. Bush.
As U.S.-backed rebels close in on Raqqa and Iraqi military forces move into Fallujah, many of the Islamic State’s foreign recruits are looking to leave instead of fight. The Wall Street Journal reports that a growing number of foreign-born Islamic State fighters have begun contacting their governments, seeking helping in returning home after gro