By Susan Crabtree | 09/15/14 05:31 PM
The White House says the chance of a meeting between President Obama and Russian or Iranian leaders at the United Nation's General Assembly meeting next week are slim to none.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/15/14 11:50 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder, in a video posted on the Justice Department's website Monday, said the effort would bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to try to help prevent more Americans from joining the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 07:01 PM
While visiting Turkey to press leaders there to start taking steps to shut down its borders — and the flow of funding — to the Islamic State, Kerry waved off any suggestion that Iran would join the so-called coalition of the willing.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 03:52 PM
When pressed about whether U.S. officials had threatened the Foley family with prosecution, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said only that he's "not in a position to detail the kinds of conversations that took place so often between the administration and the Foley family."
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 05:42 AM
Even before President Obama's "no strategy" gaffe and this week's major speech laying out a plan to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, White House staffers were working on updating a long overdue national security strategy doctrine.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/11/14 03:51 PM
White House spokesman Josh Earnest praised predecessor Jay Carney's first-night performance as a CNN contributor Wednesday night after he and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., got into an intense verbal exchange over the President Obama's policies in Iraq.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/11/14 02:16 PM
Time is of the essence, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, because Saudi Arabia has agreed to host a training operation for vetted members of the Syrian opposition, and U.S. officials want to take them up on the offer as quickly as possible.
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.
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