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  • Joint Chiefs chairman won't rule out U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back into Iraq if the administration's coalition-building strategy fails to curb the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • John Boehner: ISIS bill first step in defeating the terrorists

    "I just think that if our goal here is to destroy [the Islamic State], we've got to do more than train a few folks in Syria and train a few folks in Iraq and dropping a few bombs," the House speaker told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday.

  • This chart shows exactly which countries are spawning fighters for ISIS

    Did you know that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been drawing a fair number of combatants from Belgium?

  • House Republicans drafting resolution to authorize training of Syrian rebels

    The resolution would not authorize any money, but would allow contributions from foreign governments, a senior House Armed Services Committee aide said.

  • Pelosi gives GOP leaders kudos for ISIS bill

    The House minority leader applauded Republicans for a bill that would approve President Obama's request to support Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Holder announces program to counter homegrown ISIS threat

    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...

  • Closing Guantanamo Bay on track for first time

    It will take a few more years and a congressional change of heart, but President Obama's promise to close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay naval base is now on a timeline to take place before he leaves office.

  • Snowden's leaks hurt efforts to fight Islamic State

    Members of ISIS, like other terrorist enemies of the United States, have used NSA secrets exposed by Edward Snowden to cover their tracks and avoid detection.

  • Al-Shabab terrorist cell discovered in Uganda

    A terrorist cell has been discovered in Uganda, leading the State Department to warn Americans there to stay hidden or flee.

  • Support Obama's new Islamic State plan

    After watching President Obama's intense Islamic State of Iraq and Syria speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.

  • US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country Saturday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. The embassy in a message on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the...

  • Poll: Blacks, Democrats abandoning Obama, 'angst and malaise' take over

    President Obama, plagued by his worst approval ratings yet, is now losing support from his liberal base as the country appears to have given up on his administration and Washington, according new polling data.

  • Differences over 'war' with Islamic State spark frustration

    Mixed messages from administration officials over whether the U.S. is at war with the Islamic State have sparked frustration not just from Republicans in Congress and from U.S. allies in the region.

  • Kerry: 'Premature' to outline countries' anti-ISIS roles

    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.

  • Hoyer: 'Overwhelming' support for arming Syrian rebels

    "I frankly think the majority of our members are prepared to support the president's request to train and equip other nation's fighters, in Syria and in other places in the Middle East, including Iraq," said Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.



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