Congress’s Conundrum: Obama’s ISIL War Authorization Request

By John Ubaldi
Contributor, In Homeland Security

After a 10-day break, Congress returns this week with the daunting task of articulating how the United States should proceed with the president’s Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

On Feb. 11, President Obama spoke to the nation and presented to Congress, seeking their approval for his authorization to use force against ISIS.

Lone Wolf Fears Heightened with Release of Latest ISIS Beheading Video

By Amanda Vicinanzo
Senior Editor of Homeland Security Today

The suspected involvement of a British and French jihadist in another barbaric video of an American beheaded at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS) attests not only to the brutality of IS terrorists, but also heightens fears over the possibility of Western jihadists traveling back home to conduct lone wolf attacks.