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  • Obama to lawmakers: Crimea is 'gone'

    "I was in a meeting in the White House a few weeks ago, and the president was giving us a synopsis of the problems around the world, and I said, 'You didn't mention Crimea. Is that just gone?' And the basic answer was, 'Yeah, that's gone,'" Rep. Buck McKeon told an audience at the American...

  • Buck McKeon: We must 'go all-in' to defeat ISIS

    The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says President Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria doesn't go far enough.

  • Obama on Sept. 11: 'America endures'

    "Thirteen years after small and hateful minds conspired to break us, America stands tall and America stands proud," Obama said from the Pentagon, marking the attack on the nation's defense headquarters.

  • Homeland Security chief says ISIL not only threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Homeland Security Department says that while the surging Islamic State group is taking most U.S. attention now, officials must stay on top of other terrorist threats as well. Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says the US should "not let our guard down," even as it...

  • This time, Obama didn't ask for permission on airstrikes

    One year after he abandoned a bid for congressional approval of Syrian airstrikes, President Obama saved himself from another rebuke in an address to the nation Wednesday.

  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their...

  • Five things that could go horribly wrong with Obama's action in Iraq

    If there's one thing America's misadventure in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 taught everyone, it is that things can go terribly wrong when the U.S. intervenes in a foreign environment with deep sectarian divisions, an ineffectual government, armed factions, and the general complexities of the Middle...

  • Republicans skeptical of arming Syrian rebels

    Several House Republicans said they need more details about the plan to give more weapons to Syrian rebels, which they feared could result in U.S. weapons ending up in the hands of terrorists.

  • Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance. But while the group has been successful at seizing parts of Iraq and Syria, it is no unstoppable juggernaut....

  • Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to a presidential address, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Wednesday for a quick pre-election vote to approve the administration's request to train and equip Syrian rebels fighting terrorists seeking an Islamic state in the Middle East. House...

  • Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine. At the same time, he...

  • France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

    PARIS (AP) — France offered Wednesday to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed, but insisted on a more careful tack for Syria. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called for international mobilization against militants from the Islamic State group, which he...

  • Israeli cop charged over hurt Palestinian-American

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Wednesday that police have charged an officer who was filmed beating a Palestinian-American teenager during a violent protest in July. Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, of Tampa, Florida, was beaten at the east Jerusalem protest that followed the gruesome...

  • Officials: No threat of Islamic State attack in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group doesn't pose an immediate threat of an attack in the United States, senior U.S. officials testified Wednesday, but warned that the danger from the militants is spreading beyond the Middle East to Europe and other parts of the world. They have the...

  • Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, administration...



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