White House Considers Strike Response to Iran Attack

The administration wants to respond appropriately to lethal strikes while avoiding war. The White House is facing a balancing act in the aftermath of an Iran-backed drone strike…

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White House Advisor Travels to Beirut 

Discussions in Lebanon center on Hezbollah’s war against Israel.  Senior White House adviser to the president and former Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources, Amos Hochstein, is…

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Israel Denies Use of White Phosphorous Against Enemies

White House had expressed concerns regarding the possible illegal use of the substance as anti-personnel weapon. Israel responded to accusations this week that its military used white phosphorus…

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Treasury Coordinates with UK on Sanctions Against Iran, Hamas

The moves are based on the belief that Iran is financially supporting Hamas. The Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced a third round of sanctions against Hamas-affiliated officials…

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State Department Issues Global Travel Caution 

Potential threats to American citizens are on the rise. The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert Thursday advising Americans overseas to exercise caution due to the increase…

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Defense Secretary Orders U.S. Troops Prepare to Deploy

Not expected to be directly involved in the Israel-Hamas war, but to deter other Middle Eastern nations. The Pentagon announced that around 2,000 U.S. troops have been given…

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Border Patrol Keeps Vigilant Watch for Terrorists 

Numbers who seek illegal entry into the U.S. have increased year over year.  The U.S. Border Patrol reports that, for the fiscal year 2023, 151 people who tried…

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Treasury Sanctions Former Bank Governor of Lebanon

Canada and UK impose similar sanctions for Riad Salameh. The Department of the Treasury has sanctioned the former governor of Lebanon’s central bank Riad Salameh for secretly investing…

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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Former Foreign Minister of Lebanon

Department puts pressure on Hezbollah group ally. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. Treasury put sanctions on Lebanon’s former minister of foreign affairs Gebran Bassil…

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U.S. Preparing Sanctions Against Corrupt Lebanese

Politicians and businessmen targeted to weaken Hezbollah. Officials in President Trump’s Administration are seeing an opportunity to drive a wedge between Hezbollah and its allies in Lebanon. Anticorruption…

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