By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 10:25 PM
In a speech to the American people, Obama said that military action in Libya would last days, not months but it ended up continuing in some form for nearly seven months.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 10:03 PM
The president who ran to end the Iraq war announced a broad, aggressive military campaign in the region to stop a new terrorist threat on the eve of the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 06:37 PM
"Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy," Obama plans to stress.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 11:44 AM
Kerry's presence in Baghdad will give him a chance to discuss his efforts to enlist other regional governments in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 11:40 AM
President Obama will meet with all the major players of his national security team late Wednesday morning ahead of a national address on his plans to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, one of the most important foreign policy speeches of his presidency.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/10/14 07:44 AM
When President Obama addresses the nation Wednesday night about his plans to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, he will likely lay the ultimate responsibility for securing the extremist group's lasting defeat on a regional coalition of Middle East countries.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/09/14 03:05 PM
The president's speech at 9 p.m., a high-volume viewing time, means that the president believes that fighting Islamic State is a "high national security priority," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/09/14 03:02 PM
"That information does not match the information that I'm currently aware of," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday during his daily briefing.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/09/14 08:55 AM
Syria's air defense system is so weak along its northern and western borders that U.S. authorities are brushing aside Damascus' demands that it must sign off on any U.S.-led airstrikes within its borders.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/08/14 08:00 PM
The California Democrat said she and the White House are still haggling over redactions to the Senate's torture report with the goal of releasing it as soon as possible.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/08/14 07:41 PM
Kerry plans to travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this week to try to build a regional coalition to help fight ISIS.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/08/14 03:37 PM
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that Obama plans to consult with Congress on his plans to defeat and dismantle the Islamic State and wants them to be a "partner" and engaged in the process.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/08/14 01:39 PM
If Republicans make major gains in Congress in November at least in part because of President Obama's perceived weakness on foreign policy, it won't be easy for Obama to respond with a major shake-up of his national security team.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/06/14 02:31 PM
The oldest serving senator in one of the upper chamber's most-demanding jobs, she can afford to be independent and doesn't have to worry about re-election if she decides to run again.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/07/14 10:31 AM
President Obama plans to make a major speech to the nation Wednesday that will lay out his plans for confronting and defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to a White House spokeswoman.
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