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President Donald Trump at the White House Sunday announcing that U.S. forces had killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State the night before, in an operation named for one of the group’s victims, Arizona native Kayla Mueller.

Arizonans remember Kayla Mueller, a Prescott women captured by ISIS and the namesake of the operation that killed its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Read more»

"On Los Días de los Muertos, it’s customary to build a makeshift altar as an act of honor and remembrance. Let these words be my altar." Read more»

Women in a military council of Kurds, Christians, Arabs, Turkmen, Yazidis and others in northwest Syria in 2017. Critics worry that President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops from northern Syria will leave Kurds vulnerable to Turkish attacks.

Arizona lawmakers joined a growing bipartisan chorus critical of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull American troops from Northern Syria, even as Trump continued to defend the plan Thursday. Read more»

Two men were arrested at the Tucson airport by the FBI, allegedly for planning to fly overseas to join a terrorist organization, officials said. Read more»

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»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, are co-sponsors of a proposal that would give Congress a chance to vote on the use of the military in the war on terror – something last approved 16 years ago.

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»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, left, said the bill by him and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, was needed because threats to the U.S. have changed since the last authorization for use of military force, shortly after 9/11.

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»

Octavio Acosta De La Torre

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»

McCain in April 2016.

"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»

Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe

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»

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»

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

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a press availability with His Excellency Nouri al-Maliki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Iraq at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on July 24, 2009.

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»

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

The room was packed for an hours-long hearing on terminology used – or not – by the goverment in its fight against terrorist groups.

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»

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