New group plans to spotlight secret funding for Islamist militants

Tracking the Islamic State

A new private research group says it will reveal details of illicit deals with the Islamic State.

    U.S. says Iran can play role in turning back Islamic State

    U.S. says Iran can play role in turning back Islamic State

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry said at the U.N. that every country can contribute, including Iran.

    Army chief of staff says U.S. may need more troops in Iraq

    Army chief of staff says U.S. may need more troops in Iraq

    Gen. Ray Odierno also said he would not rule out small numbers of troops in specialized combat missions.

    Rift widens between Obama, U.S. generals over strategy

    Rift widens between Obama, U.S. generals over strategy

    The plan to fight the Islamic State has become a source of mounting tension between the president and military.

    Fine Print: It’s going to be a long fight

    Al-Qaeda was just the first round of this protracted war against terrorism, Walter Pincus writes.

    New trove of CIA articles show thoughts on Al-Qaeda, war, crises

    New trove of CIA articles show thoughts on Al-Qaeda, war, crises

    The Central Intelligence Agency has released a new, extensive collection of declassified articles from its in-house journal, providing glimpses into the spy organization’s thinking on everything from Al-Qaeda’s secrecy tactics in Afghanistan to how it has managed public relations crises.

    Navy’s massive drone flies across U.S. for the first time

    At 7:53 a.m., the drone landed in Maryland following an 11-hour flight from California that soared over the Mexico border and up the Atlantic Coast.

    Mattis on Iraq: ‘You just don’t take anything off the table up front’

    Mattis on Iraq: ‘You just don’t take anything off the table up front’

    “If a brigade of a our paratroopers or a battalion landing team of our Marines would strengthen our allies at a key juncture... then we should do what is necessary,” the general said.

    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.

    Post reporter ‘facing interrogation,’ Iranian official says

    Post reporter ‘facing interrogation,’ Iranian official says

    The Iranian government has not said why Jason Rezaian was detained nearly two months ago.

    Tech firm tries to pull back curtain on surveillance efforts

    Tech firm tries to pull back curtain on surveillance efforts

    Security experts are attempting to find ways to uncover equipment capable of spoofing cellphone towers.

    A downed U.S. aircraft in Iraq or Syria could mean ‘boots on the ground’

    A downed U.S. aircraft in Iraq or Syria could mean ‘boots on the ground’

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, asked if he was willing to conduct search and rescue operations for a downed American pilot in Iraq or Syria, answered unequivocally: “Yes and yes.“

    Joint Chiefs chairman opens door to combat troops in Iraq

    Joint Chiefs chairman opens door to combat troops in Iraq

    The top military officer told Congress he could recommend that advisers accompany troops on the front lines.