CIA Director Affirms Obama’s ISIS Strategy Is Not Working

No, President Barack Obama—we aren’t winning the war against the Islamic State.

The head of the CIA, John Brennan, testified on Thursday that, “Despite all our progress against [the Islamic State] on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capacity and global reach.” Continue reading

Germany Will Soon Be Able to ‘Stop and Destroy’ Refugee Vessels

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Caption: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen inspects the guard of honour during swearing-in ceremony of German Bundeswehr soldiers in Berlin, on July 20. (TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

 

German Marines will be used in the European Union’s military action against the criminal human smuggling networks operating in the Mediterranean. As early as October, the Bundeswehr, Germany’s armed forces, could have the authority to stop and destroy vessels operated by human smugglers outside the Libyan coastal waters, according to the German Press Agency.

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