The White House has released a statement announcing the elevation of CYBERCOM to a unified combatant command.
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At least 14 people have died and 80 are injured after a van drove into a crowd of pedestrians in a tourist district in Barcelona on Thursday. The New York Times reports that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Within a matter of hours, police shot four suspects in what Catalan authorities report to have been another attempted attack in Cambrils, a town 70 miles south of Barcelona.
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On Sunday, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Brig. Gen. Mark Martins released a statement about the al-Iraqi case.
The growing threat from North Korea has intensified during the past few weeks after a series of missile tests demonstrated that the Kim regime may soon be able to strike the continental United States. This week, Benjamin Wittes spoke with Mira Rapp-Hooper, an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and Stephan Haggard, a distinguished professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego, to discuss recent events and the path forward for the United States and the international community.
Senators have introduced two bills that would create additional protections against the removal of the special counsel.