09/24/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Smart people in the administration have spent the last two days telling the American people that U.S. strikes against the Khorasan Group were necessary to disrupt "imminent attack plotting" against U.S. and Western interests. They warned that members of the shadowy Khorasan...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/24/14 04:41 PM
The targets have worked with a number of terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al Nusra Front and al Qaeda and its affiliates, to send foreign fighters to Syria and other countries.
09/24/14 03:16 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Islamic extremists must not be allowed to abuse Islam and called for intensifying efforts to fight them. In a speech at the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, he described terrorism as a plague. It is imperative, he...
By Brian Hughes | 09/24/14 01:33 PM
"The United States would obviously stand in full solidarity with our French allies," a senior administration official said.
By Thomas Sowell | 09/24/14 09:54 AM
Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don't want another war.
09/24/14 08:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the United States executed two airstrikes Wednesday on an Islamic State group staging area in eastern Syria. Rear Adm. John Kirby says the target of the strikes was an area used by the militants to move equipment across the border into Iraq. Earlier...
By Susan Crabtree | 09/23/14 10:49 PM
One day after a new coalition of Arab allies helped President Obama launch a war in Syria that he had long avoided, he faces the far more arduous task of convincing them to sustain it.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/23/14 08:24 PM
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back to Iraq if it were the only way to defeat Islamist extremists. Though widely seen as a gaffe, what he describes is a very possible worst-case scenario.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/23/14 06:32 PM
The first targets of U.S. air and missile strikes in Syria late Monday were bases of an Islamist extremist group that had received little mention amid the focus on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but that U.S. officials now say posed an imminent threat to the homeland.
09/23/14 05:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at...
09/23/14 03:46 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. Assad's remarks came hours after...
By Steve Doty | 09/23/14 02:39 PM
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday Congress needs to take its responsibility to authorize military action more seriously and if it doesn't, it'll set a precedent for future White House administrations to attempt to bypass congressional authorization.
By Becket Adams | 09/23/14 02:13 PM
There was a time when the president and his allies repeatedly mocked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election for the Republican candidate's numerous warnings on Syria, the Middle East, and general unrest aboard.
By Becket Adams | 09/23/14 12:54 PM
Shortly after President Obama's address on his decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, the White House released the text of a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner explaining the White House's supposed authority to take action in Syria without congressional consent and approval.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/23/14 12:39 PM
"With the world uniting to confront the brutality of [the Islamic State], we will disrupt, degrade and destroy this threat to global security and stability," the California Democrat said.
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