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Moran: Southern Border Faces ISIS Threat

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Undated) -- ISIS terrorists could be making their way across the southern border with Mexico. Shawn Moran is the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council and he says the surge of immigrants could be making it easier for a terrorist to enter the U.S.   Moran says overall it's probably more difficult for…

Treasury Department Slaps Sanctions On Taliban Financial Companies

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Treasury Department is cracking down on financial companies providing money and arms to the Taliban. The U.S. is slapping sanctions on several international money transferring businesses, labeling them global terrorists for supplying services to the Taliban. The sanctions freeze any assets of the designated entities in the United States and prohibits…

Defense Chief Expresses Deep Condolences Over Foley Death

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expressing deep condolences over the beheading of veteran American journalist James Foley.   During a Pentagon briefing, Hagel noted that Foley was "savagely murdered" by a ruthless Islamic terrorist group that has been rampaging through Syria and Iraq. Hagel expressed regrets about a failed rescue of Foley…

GAO: Defense Department Violated Law With Bergdahl Swap

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department violated the law when it carried out a controversial prisoner swap for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The U.S. got Bergdahl back from the Taliban when it released five Guantanamo Bay inmates to Qatar in late May. The GAO says the Pentagon should have let…

State Dept: No Negotiations With Terrorist Groups

Posted On August 21, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The State Department is insisting the U.S. government does not negotiate with terrorists. Spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters that includes ransom demands. Harf noted that ISIS uses kidnapping and ransom to help fund its operations. The Islamic militant group demanded a six-figure ransom for American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded this…