By Susan Crabtree | 08/28/14 09:07 AM
A second American, identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed of Minneapolis, died while fighting in the same battle in Syria as Douglas McAuthur McCain.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/28/14 08:24 AM
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s keen interest in the release of a Pakistani scientist serving an 86-year prison term in Texas drew attention to U.S. student visa laws, but experts say the concern is overblown. Before ISIS circulated a video of American journalist James Foley’s beheading...
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 04:23 PM
The Pentagon's top spokesman Wednesday suggested that Syria's sophisticated air defense system didn't pick up U.S. forces entering its air space during a failed mission to rescue James Foley and other prisoners.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 11:43 AM
More than a dozen civil rights groups, faith leaders and activists plan to meet outside the White House Thursday to deliver a petition demanding that the Justice Department hold accountable all police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/27/14 07:47 AM
An American was killed over the weekend fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the White House confirmed Tuesday night.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/26/14 12:59 PM
"As a matter of U.S. policy, we have not recognized Assad as the leader in Syria," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "There are no plans to change that policy and there are no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime."
By Susan Crabtree | 08/26/14 08:25 AM
For now, the Obama administration is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Iraq, but not Syria. But the administration seems to be suggesting it's open to the possibility.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/25/14 02:43 PM
Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is deeply concerned about the threat ISIS poses because the group has recruited a significant number of U.S. and other Western country residents and citizens to their ranks.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/25/14 07:49 AM
Obama's inclusiveness message has become a refrain in recent weeks, but experts and former Iraqi leaders say it's past time to talk specifics and clearly lay out the goals.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/24/14 06:04 PM
Peter Theo Curtis was freed and is now outside of Syria. U.S. authorities expect him to be reunited with his family "shortly."
By Susan Crabtree | 08/24/14 09:13 AM
President Obama has directed a review of the programs that send surplus military and other supplies and equipment to local law enforcement agencies, a White House spokesman confirmed Saturday.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/22/14 10:52 PM
Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., subpoenaed documents about the reopening of President Obama's political office, an operation focused campaign strategy.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/22/14 02:31 PM
A senior White House official said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has gained more power and pose a greater threat now than they did when President Obama referred to them as a 'JV' team in an interview eight months ago.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/22/14 02:15 PM
The Pentagon on Friday condemned Russian forces for sending a 90-truck convoy into Ukraine and demanded that they remove their vehicles and personnel from the territory "immediately."
By Susan Crabtree | 08/21/14 11:21 PM
So far, it's been difficult to discern what President Obama is prepared to do about ISIS outside of staying the airstrike course in Iraq that he began two weeks ago.
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