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New docs reveal CSIS foreign fighter concerns

Dressed in the garb of the mujahideen, John Maguire is shown on six-minute video posted to YouTube – and later taken down – and linked on several jihadist websites. (YouTube Video Screenshot) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shows little concern over the...

Will Trump snap Japan’s tenuous tightrope?

Source: East Asia Forum Author: Harry Dempsey, AP Initiative The unhinged madman foreign policy of US President Donald Trump means Tokyo must walk a tightrope to manage the US–Japan alliance. On security policy, on trade and on North Korea, Japan will increasingly...

Overnight Defense: Latest as shutdown looms | Ryan says budget fights pushed military past ‘breaking point’ | Lawmakers seek military hotline with North Korea | Judge bars transfer of detained US-Saudi citizen

THE TOPLINE: The House Freedom Caucus has endorsed a deal with GOP leadership to support a short-term government funding bill, putting the House on track to pass the stopgap on Thursday night and send it to the Senate. The caucus endorsed the deal on Thursday night,...