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  • Top Democrats want Obama's ISIS strategy to address Syria

    It's not just hawkish Republicans urging President Obama to take hard line against the Islamic State. Democrats also want to see a more aggressive White House.

  • Obama won't ask Congress to authorize military action against ISIS

    President Obama signaled on Sunday that he doesn’t intend to ask Congress to authorize additional military action against the Islamic State, but suggested he could seek a vote to make available additional resources. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Obama told host Chuck Todd that...

  • Obama to outline ISIS plans Wednesday

    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.

  • Can Obama win the fight against ISIS?

    Obama has taken some steps against ISIS, namely bombing strikes in Iraq. But he must do more. It is not enough to try to contain ISIS.

  • Syrian strikes on Islamic State stronghold kill 29

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria launched a series of airstrikes targeting a stronghold of the Islamic State extremist group on Saturday, killing at least 29 people, most of whom died when one of the missiles slammed into a crowded bakery, activists said. The eight airstrikes smashed parts of buildings, set...

  • French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

    PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria identified one of his captors Saturday as a Frenchman suspected of later killing four at the Brussels Jewish Museum, saying the militant had took sadistic delight in mistreating prisoners. Nicolas Henin said he...

  • AP Analysis: US wary over hitting Syrian militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their infrastructure in Syria. That, however, is far more...

  • GOP senator seeks new authority against militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing legislation authorizing the president to use military force against Islamic state militants in Iraq, Syria and wherever else they threaten U.S. interests. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma is circulating a draft...

  • VIDEO: Obama says NATO will respond to Russia, tackle ISIS

    Wrapping up a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Obama said Friday the 28-member alliance is united in its commitment to tackling pressing global problems.

  • Rights groups call for release of Syrian activists

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with 78 other international human rights and press freedom groups, called on the Syrian government Friday to release three Syrian human rights activists who have been imprisoned for more than two years. A Syrian court is expected to...

  • Obama: Goal is to 'dismantle,' not 'contain' ISIS

    President Obama struck a tougher tone Friday on his plans for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying that the terrorist group must be eliminated rather than just marginalized.

  • Rand Paul would vote 'in a heartbeat' to be Iran's air force

    Confronted with new polling showing that Republicans are moving back toward supporting a larger role for the United States abroad, assumed 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul has performed a startling reversal when it comes to responding to the threat posed by ISIS.

  • Round two: Team Clinton book ratchets up attack on Obama's 'feckless' policies

    A key member of the Clinton kitchen cabinet is out with a new book that slams U.S. policy as "muddled, irresolute, and even feckless."

  • Kerry makes pitch for anti-ISIS coalition

    The secretary of State called together a group of countries at the NATO summit Friday morning in a previously unscheduled meeting to rally them to become a "coalition of the willing" to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in a systematic way.

  • No formal plan to fight ISIS at NATO summit

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the ISIS threat Thursday during a car ride at the summit, and later with King Abdullah of Jordan.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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  • A War President—Sort of

    On September 10, President Barack Obama announced in a prime-time television address that the United States would be going to war—sort of. He explained that terrorists in Iraq and Syria threatened...

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