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 Washington Examiner Staff | 09/10/14 09:55 PM
"My fellow Americans - tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL."
09/10/14 07:01 PM
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....
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 Betsy Woodruff | 09/10/14 05:36 PM
"We've got to cut off the financial flows to them," said Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. "That involves cooperation. That does not involve shooting."
09/10/14 05:01 PM
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...
By Becket Adams | 09/10/14 04:25 PM
With Obama set to address the nation on Wednesday night, trust in the nation's elected leaders to deal effectively with issues overseas has fallen to just 43 percent, an all-time low.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/10/14 02:21 PM
President Obama is seeking "limited authorization" for expanding U.S. military force in the Middle East, including some American boots on the ground, sources tell the Washington Examiner.
09/10/14 02:16 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, the global chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical...
By Ed Sykes | 09/10/14 12:38 PM
Here are five things to watch for tonight in President Obama's primetime speech on confronting the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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.
09/10/14 10:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Congress should give President Barack Obama authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, without rushing into a war like the one in Iraq. Speaking several hours before Obama's planned prime-time address...
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.
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