Obama on the Islamic State: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’

Tracking the Islamic State

He’s asked the Pentagon to prepare options while he recruits countries to help respond to the extremist group.

    Islamic State said to have waterboarded Foley, others

    Islamic State said to have waterboarded Foley, others

    At least four hostages held by the militants, including the U.S. journalist who was executed, were allegedly waterboarded early in their captivity.

    Poor data leads to poor background checks

    Poor data leads to poor background checks

    A system to keep guns from the mentally ill doesn’t always get the information it needs

    NATO: These satellite images show Russian troops in Ukraine

    NATO: These satellite images show Russian troops in Ukraine

    NATO released satellite images on Thursday of what it said were Russian artillery, vehicles and troops in and around eastern Ukraine.

    Will China stop buzzing U.S. planes? Meetings at Pentagon may help decide

    Will China stop buzzing U.S. planes? Meetings at Pentagon may help decide

    China has rejected U.S. criticism of an incident last week, blaming ‘large-scale and highly frequent close-in reconnaissance against China.“

    What it looks like when a Chinese fighter jet buzzes your plane

    What it looks like when a Chinese fighter jet buzzes your plane

    A Chinese J-11B fighter brought one of its wingtips within 20 feet of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon plane, Pentagon officials say.

    FBI probes hack against JPMorgan, U.S. banks

    FBI probes hack against JPMorgan, U.S. banks

    The FBI is investigating cyberattacks against the computers of JPMorgan Chase and other U.S. banks.

    Foamy mess: Black Hawk helicopters buried at National Guard hangar

    Foamy mess: Black Hawk helicopters buried at National Guard hangar

    A contractor with a fire security company accidentally deployed a fire suppression system in a hangar holding UH-60 Black Hawk military helicopters.

    NSA Secrets

    FILE - This June 6, 213 file photo shows the sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the intelligence agency broad new powers in 2008, The Washington Post reports. In one case, telephone calls from Washington were intercepted when the city's area code was confused with the dialing code for Egypt.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    Revelations and reaction

    The National Security Agency has been forced to respond to unprecedented disclosures about its surveillance programs. Those programs have been assailed as a violation of privacy rights by critics and defended as critical to U.S. national security by intelligence officials. Explore our coverage.

    Obama plan calls for implanted nerve chips for U.S. troops

    Obama plan calls for implanted nerve chips for U.S. troops

    Electrical Prescriptions program, or ElectRX, seeks tiny injectable devices that can help the body heal.

    National Dog Day turns into military canine lovefest on Twitter

    The hash tag #NationalDogDay was full of photographs of dogs that veterans have worked with in war zones.

    Coast Guard fires warning shot at Iranian sailboat

    Coast Guard fires warning shot at Iranian sailboat

    U.S. military officials said the cutter, which regularly patrols international waters, approached the vessel.

    VA watchdog confirms patients died after receiving poor care

    VA watchdog confirms patients died after receiving poor care

    The Department of Veterans Affairs’ watchdog confirmed Tuesday that numerous veterans died after receiving poor care in a VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., but stopped short of substantiating widely reported allegations that at least 40 veterans died while awaiting care.