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September 23rd, 2014
10:14 PM ET

Official: Terror group planned to hide bombs on planes

The U.S. is on a heightened state of alert after the Department of Homeland Security warned of lone-wolf attacks in response to airstrikes on Syria.

This comes as the Pentagon says Monday night's airstrikes targeted not just ISIS but perhaps an even more immediate threat to the U.S. homeland called Khorasan.

According to a U.S. official, Khorasan, an al Qaeda-linked organization, was ready to blow up commercial flights.

CNN's Deborah Feyerick is OutFront with details.

Below, White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken weighs in on the attacks.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Breaking News • International • ISIS • National Security • News • Terrorism
July 15th, 2014
09:02 PM ET

FBI tracking dozens of Americans for terror threat

Intelligence and law enforcement officials are sounding the alarm about Americans who could be plotting terror attacks in the U.S. Officials are worried they could lose track of citizens traveling to Syria to train with extremists.

How big is the threat?

CNN's Barbara Starr has the report.


Filed under: International • National Security • News • Terrorism
June 16th, 2014
08:49 PM ET

Former point man for President Bush in Iraq calls for U.S. intervention (TWO PART INTERVIEW)

Even as the United States has decided to send a small number troops to Baghdad to defend the embassy complex, the debate over how involved we should get in the Iraq crisis continues to rage.

Coming OutFront to argue for military intervention is Paul Bremer, who ran Iraq as President Bush's envoy after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.


Filed under: International • Iraq • National Security
June 13th, 2014
08:08 PM ET

What a terrorist-controlled Iraq could mean for oil prices

The conflict in Iraq is hurting every American already- oil prices rising about 4% this week to a 9-month high.

Iraq has some of the largest oil reserves in the world, and it has actually been pumping out quite a bit of it lately

According to the International Energy Agency, Iraq produced about 3.37 million barrels of oil per day last month. It's not far off from the country's record highs set back in 1979.

Joining us tonight with more on how the Iraqi crisis could hit your wallet is Dan Dicker, an oil trader and president of MercBloc.


Filed under: Economy • International • Iraq • National Security
June 13th, 2014
08:07 PM ET

Group behind Iraqi violence headed by the "next bin Laden"

As the struggle for control in Iraq continues, we're getting a sense of what life is like for those in areas under militant control.

The group behind the violence is called The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and they're a splinter group from al Qaeda. They sent out a list of rules for those now living under their rule, which states that all women must stay indoors unless absolutely necessary, common criminals can be crucified, and thieves will face amputation.

Their larger goal is to establish an Islamic state in the region that adheres strictly to Sharia law.

Former CIA analyst Nada Bakos and Richard Barrett, a former British intelligence officer who headed the United Nations Monitoring Team of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban are OutFront.


Filed under: International • Iraq • National Security
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