U.S., South Korea Sign New OPCON Deal
Friday, October 24, 2014
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced yesterday that he and South Korean Minister of National Defense Han Min Koo have signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines a new conditions-based process for wartime operational control of allied forces, known as OPCON. South Korea was scheduled to take wartime control by the end of 2015, but now the transfer will focus ...
Canadian Senator: We Lost Our Innocence
Thursday, October 23, 2014
A member of Canada’s Parliament said today that now that Canada is part of the coalition whose goal is to eradicate terrorist groups like ISIL, it should expect more events like the shooting that happened yesterday in Ottawa. Senator Jim Munson, a member of Canada’s Liberal Party, was inside Parliament when a gunman, identified by the Associated Press as Michael ...
Former Blackwater Employees Found Guilty
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Four former employees of Blackwater USA, a private security contractor that was paid by the U.S. government to provide protective services to U.S. officials during the Iraq war, were convicted today on charges stemming from a September 2007 shooting in Baghdad in which 14 unarmed civilians were killed and another 18 were wounded. Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, who ...
Stay Up to Date on the Michael Brown Shooting Investigation
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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Federal News Service Will Hold a Lunch and Learn on March 19
Friday, February 28, 2014
Come learn why Federal News Service is key to major media companies publications! What are you missing out on? It’s hard to stay on top of the news and events in Washington. We can help you. Run the Sunday morning talk show circuit in record time. We’re posting transcripts in near real-time, and we post in sections until the transcripts ...
State of the Union Word Clouds
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Here’s a list of FNS-created State of the Union word clouds, including for each of President Obama’s addresses: President Barack Obama 2013 2012 2011 2010 President George W. Bush 2002 (first since 9/11) President Bill Clinton 1996 (first since Republicans won a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years) President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941 ...
Jay Carney Live: On ‘Two Ferns,’ Selfies, and Jon Stewart
Thursday, April 17, 2014
By WSJ Staff In a discussion at George Washington University hosted by CBSCBS +0.56% News reporter Major Garrett, Jay Carney answered questions about his experiences as White House spokesman, including the troubled health-care rollout and President Barack Obama‘s efforts to use new media to reach voters… Read the full article HERE
U.S. Losing Influence in the Middle East? Saudi Prince Says Yes
Monday, December 16, 2013
Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal, who was the Kingdom’s ambassador to the United States back in 2005-2006, told The Wall Street Journal yesterday that the United States is losing influence in the Middle East and that U.S.-Iran negotiations were “surprising” to the Saudis. Prince al-Faisal’s comments, in an interview, touched on points of contention between the Saudis and the United ...
Secret FISA court gets a critique from within
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
By Stewart M. Powell / Hearst Newspapers WASHINGTON — To hear James Comey tell it, judges on the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court routinely put spy agency lawyers through their paces before approving electronic eavesdropping designed to combat terrorist attacks. People “hear secret court, sometimes they hear rubber stamp,” the long-time Justice Department lawyer and FBI Director nominee said in ...