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  • Joint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against...

  • McKeon backs Syria airstrikes

    McKeon has been a strong supporter of action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying the U.S. must "go all-in" to defeat it.

  • A new urgency on homegrown terror threats

    President Obama at a United Nations Security Council summit this week will urge other world powers to do more to monitor breeding grounds for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Report: Extremist threats more advanced and diffused

    The report notes that homegrown extremists remain a threat, and there are emerging threats from new technologies, such as cyberterrorism and the use of social media to recruit potential terrorists, as well as the persistent desire of extremists to gain control of chemical, biological or nuclear...

  • U.S. begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The Pentagon announced Monday that U.S. and coalition nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and their enemies and calling for attacks at home and abroad. Abu Mohammed al-Adnani's 42-minute audio statement, which appeared...

  • Mainstream Scream: Chris Matthews ridicules ISIS fear, rips neocon 'hucksters'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features a regular, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, host of Hardball, and is rant that "neocons" are scaring people about the threat of ISIS.

  • New nonprofit seeks to cut off funding for extremist groups

    A new nonprofit that was established Monday seeks to "name and shame" the sources of financing for Islamist extremist groups and bring public pressure to cut them off.

  • White House: Americans with Islamic State have returned to U.S.

    To date, the White House had not publicly revealed that Americans fighting on behalf of the Islamic State were back in the U.S. The FBI is now monitoring the American-born fighters who have come home, a senior administration official confirmed.

  • Kerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday. The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were returned to Turkey...

  • Blair: Airstrikes not enough to beat Islamic State

    LONDON (AP) — Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday. Writing on his Faith Foundation website, Blair...

  • Congress ducks military authorization vote, for now

    House and Senate lawmakers dodged a vote on a broad military authorization for President Obama to go after Islamic terrorists in the Middle East, guaranteeing a heated debate over the issue when Congress returns after the November election.

  • Power: We are not coordinating with Iran against Islamic terrorists

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said the United States is hardly alone in the quest to defeat Islamic terrorists.

  • New terror group could pose bigger threat to U.S. than ISIS

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., said on "Face the Nation" Sunday that the threat of Khorasan is "more immediate" than the Islamic State, which the United States is targeting with airstrikes.

  • Feinstein: Congress must debate military force against Islamic State

    The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman said that Congress must reconvene after the November election to debate a measure authorizing President Obama to use military force in the Middle East.



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