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Phoenix native killed in Army chopper crash in Iraq

A U.S. Army Special Operations helicopter pilot who was born in Phoenix died Monday after a crash in Iraqi Kurdistan. Flags across Arizona will fly at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of CWO 3 Taylor J. Galvin, Gov. Doug Ducey ordered.... Read more»

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Flake, Kaine renew call for Congress to weigh in on ongoing military strikes

When Congress first authorized military action against terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Jeff Flake was a freshman in the House and Tim Kaine was still mayor of Richmond. Today, both are U.S. senators and the county is still waging war under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force – a vote they say it’s time to revisit.... Read more»

Flake bill would let U.S. military strike ‘non-state actors’ like ISIS

U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine introduced a use-of-force resolution that would let the president take military action against “non-state actors” like al Qaeda, ISIS and other terror groups.... Read more»

Sonora man gets 33 months for 2016 primary election bomb threats

A 43-year-old Sonora man was sentenced to 33 months in prison for making dozens of calls last year, including on Arizona's presidential primary day, claiming bombs had been placed in public buildings in Tucson and Phoenix, including the Pima County Attorney's Office, high schools and recruiting offices. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

McCain & Graham: Trump's immigration order a 'self-inflicted wound' in terrorism fight

"It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump's executive order was not properly vetted. ... Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism."... Read more»

Special Forces soldier from Tucson killed in Jordan attack

A Tucson soldier was among the members of a U.S. Army Special Forces team who were killed Friday in an attack on a convoy in Jordan. Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, 30, was one of three Airborne soldiers killed as they entered a military base in Jafr.... Read more»

Factchecking the second presidential debate

In a sometimes nasty second presidential debate, there were again several calls by the candidates for fact-checkers to referee competing statements, which we are happy to oblige. But even when Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton weren’t calling out each other on the facts, we found many of their uncontested claims to be misleading or false.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump’s terrorism speech

In a speech in Ohio on terrorism, Donald Trump repeated several fact-twisting and bogus claims he has made before.... Read more»

As ISIS brewed in Iraq, Clinton’s State Dep't cut eyes and ears on the ground

Secretary of State Clinton initially pressed to keep civilian programs and listening posts after the U.S. troop pullout in 2011, but then her State Department scrapped or slashed them at the behest of the White House and Congress, an investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post finds that ... Read more»

Republican national security experts: Trump would be 'dangerous' president

Fifty prominent Republican national security officials, including a former CIA director, on Monday called party nominee Donald Trump unqualified to lead the country and said he would be "the most reckless president in American history." ... Read more»1

Terrorism term ‘radical Islam’ debated by Senate panel

Refusing to use terms like 'radical Islam' in the fight against terror is giving in to what ISIS, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups want, a Valley resident told a Senate panel Tuesday.... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on the Orlando shooting

A day after the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, Donald Trump made a series of false statements, misstatements and overstatements in TV interviews and a speech about the attack.... Read more»

Navy Seal from Az killed by ISIS in Iraq

A 31-year-old Navy Seal who grew up in the Phoenix area is dead following an ISIS attack in Iraq, where he was assisting Kurdish forces. Charlie Keating IV was the grandson of financier Charles Keating.... Read more»

After Brussels attack, Cruz calls for patrolling 'Muslim neighborhoods'

As Americans learned about the latest terrorist attacks in Western Europe, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called for law enforcement targeting of Muslim neighborhoods, while also taking swipes at both President Obama and his leading Republican rival, Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump's Muslim claim

Donald Trump claimed that a Pew Research Center survey found that among the world’s Muslims, “27 percent, could be 35 percent, would go to war” against the U.S. The Pew Research Center says it has conducted no survey that asks such a question, nor did experts we consulted know of any such survey. One expert we talked to called Trump’s claim “nonsense.” Another told us it had “no scientific basis.”... Read more»

Analysis

Trump’s campaign rhetoric, ISIS and the law of war

A military lawyer examines the legal aspects of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric on the use of force against the Islamic State, or ISIS.... Read more»

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