U.S. powerless to fight drone attacks, top official says

The Department of Homeland Security is pressing Congress for more powers to stop malicious drones that could threaten the United States. Intelligence officials are increasingly concerned about the use of drones by terrorists and drug cartels. CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues got rare access to some drones in action at a Customs and Border Protection facility in Tucson, Arizona.

Iran allows Al Qaeda operation within its borders, says report

Iran continues to wreak havoc in the Middle East by allowing Al Qaeda to maintain a “facilitation base” within the Islamic Republic’s borders, according to the U.S State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism.

North Korea maintaining its nuclear weapons, UN told

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Enemy cyber threat growing warn security experts

The ability of Israel’s enemies to target civilians and members of the armed forces with cyber attacks is growing, security experts have warned. In August, the Israeli ClearSky cyber-security company uncovered a Hamas phony and irremovable rocket-alert application, which, if downloaded, can take over a smartphone and access its camera, location services and communications.

Terror attacks are down but global threat more ‘complex’, US report says

The near-defeat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has forced a dispersal of the group that has made the global threat of terror attacks much more complex, the US State Department said in a report…

‘Sanctions could trigger war,’ Iran issues chilling warning amid angry CLASHES

This ominous move is doomed to have serious repercussions for regional and international peace and security Ali Akbar Salehi Hundreds of diplomats gathered at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna for the nuclear watchdog’s annual meeting, during which time they discussed the landmark Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) nuclear accord abandoned by US President Donald Trump in May.

Air Force must grow to levels not seen since the Cold War to confront China and Russia, officials say

September 17 at 10:32 AM The Air Force must grow its air power substantially by 2030 to meet rapidly evolving threats from China and Russia, senior officials said. A new internal study found that the service needs to increase the number of operational squadrons by about 25 percent by 2030, from 312 today to 386.

Florence bringing ‘catastrophic’ flooding, mudslides deep into North Carolina

CLOSE NEW BERN, N.C. – Rivers approached record flood stage and more than 680,000 utility customers were without power Sunday as North Carolina struggled under the crushing fury of Florence, the mighty hurricane diminished to a tropical depression but still pounding the region with unrelenting rain.

Mystery surrounds secret Kiwi survival bunker claims

Claims 35 underground survival bunkers have been shipped to New Zealand by mega-rich Americans fearing an apocalypse have been debunked by local authorities. According to international media reports, US based company Rising S has manufactured, shipped and buried bunkers in New Zealand in recent months – one to the value of NZD$12.1 million.

White House Threatens Iran With Retaliation Over Militant Attacks

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has signaled a new phase in its confrontation with Iran, threatening to retaliate for attacks by Iranian-backed militants in Iraq, even as it moves to avoid a potentially messy public split with allies over President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal.