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By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

After last week’s address at American University, President Obama is now facing opposition from his own party as New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer came out against the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Other Democrats have joined Schumer in his opposition to this agreement, including the ranking House Democrat on the foreign affairs committee, Rep.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

As if the stakes weren’t high enough in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia put out a feeler in the media regarding its desire to obtain nuclear weapons from Pakistan.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Today, aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and the guided missile carrier USS Normandy inched closer to Yemeni shores, while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen.

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

Since the rise of ISIS last year and its rapid seizure of Syrian and Iraqi territory—including the stunning takeover of Mosul, the terror group continues to expand its reach beyond its central geographic base.

By Diane L. Maye
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Recently, after a month-long military operation, the Iraqi government declared victory over the Islamic State in the city of Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein and a stronghold for IS forces.

Tikrit’s recapture could not have been accomplished without the help of a popular mobilization movement known as the Hash’d al Shaabi, which consists of primarily Shi’ia paramilitary groups, and coordination from Iranian military advisors from the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force.

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Iranian backed surrogate Shia militias in Iraq are now committing ‘revenge’ war crimes in Tikrit. The militia and paramilitaries, after the taking of Tikrit Wednesday, are fueling greater region-wide sectarian jihad through local abuse. In Yemen, Sunni states led airstrikes against Shia fighters.

By William Tucker
Chief Correspondent for In Homeland Security

Iranian media outlets Press TV and Fars News Agency both reported that Iran’s 34th naval flotilla has been dispatched to the waters off Yemen and the Horn of Africa. The stated mission of the flotilla is to protect tankers and cargo ships flying the Iranian flag and will also engage in counter-piracy operations.
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