The Nigerian Islamic extremist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the ISIS movement on Saturday. At the same time, a regional coalition of powers is intervening to help Nigeria. The US is taking a back-seat, but is intensifying military training programs and some other forms of assistance.
In an effort to secure its own facilities and its employees in the wake of the U.S. military pullout, the U.S. Embassy in Iraq is operating a small fleet of mini-drones for use in real-time surveillance. They're trying to get permission from the Iraqi government to make their use permanent.
We continue our coverage of the death of Anwar Al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born cleric killed early this morning in northern Yemen. It is still not clear whether the operation was carried out by Yemeni forces or American intelligence.
The Obama administration has quietly released two sets of guidelines to government officials in the U.S. and abroad on how to commemorate the tenth anniversary 9/11 terrorist attacks. Eric Schmitt reports.
CIA officials have determined that members of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), provided direct support for last month's bombing of India's embassy in Kabul. American officials say this is the clearest evidence that Pakistani intelligence officers are actively undermining American efforts to combat militants in Afghanistan.
For seven years, American officials have tried to work with Pakistan to fight al-Qaida and the Taliban. But after months of debate, the Bush administration is allowing Special Ops forces to carry out ground assaults without the prior consent of the Pakistani government. The Takeaway talks to Eric Schmitt, of The New York Times about the situation.
While there is no hard evidence linking Pakistan to the
Mumbai attacks, Lashkar-e-Taiba has been linked to the Pakistani government's spy service, the ISI. The big question: what will Pakistan do and will it have a lasting effect?
Our partner, the New York Times, has an exclusive story today on a secret American unit training the Pakistani military to fight al Qaida and the Taliban. The Takeaway discusses the story and its implications with two journalists.
In Northern Africa, al-Qaida's affiliate has carried out a series of attacks in recent weeks. The violence has raised concerns in the United States and Europe. New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt joins The Takeaway with more.
New York Times reporter Eric Schmitt joins The Takeaway with a look at current federal counter-terrorism strategies. Since 9/11, the FBI has shifted its resources and largely refocused its mission from solving crimes to fighting terrorism.
Eric Schmitt, terrorism correspondent for the Times, gives us the details about reporter Stephen Farrell's capture and release. We also speak to Christine Fair, Georgetown University professor about the presidential election in Afghanistan.
General Stanley McChrystal has cautioned Defense Secretary Robert Gates that he needs additional troops in Afghanistan by next year or the conflict will "likely result in failure." The previously-confidential report was just released last night.
It seemed like an essential move after the September 11 attacks: having dozens of fighter jets on alert at all times in case it happened again. But eight years later, military commanders are now questioning such an expensive policy.
For many reasons, Pakistan has been a key player in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan. However, new military documents leaked by Wikileaks.org have raised the question: just whose side is Pakistan's intelligence agency on?