By Sean Lengell | 09/12/14 04:44 PM
"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.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 04:07 PM
Boehner's letter was in response to a Sept. 10 letter sent by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in which he outlined his vision for reforming Iraq through a more inclusive government.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 03:52 PM
When pressed about whether U.S. officials had threatened the Foley family with prosecution, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said only that he's "not in a position to detail the kinds of conversations that took place so often between the administration and the Foley family."
By Mona Charen | 09/12/14 03:43 PM
Even the appearance of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria couldn't shake Obama's belief that wars are "optional" and that, as he said in 2013, "This war, like all wars, must end."
By Lisa Ruhl | 09/12/14 02:42 PM
President Obama on Wednesday made a prime-time address to the nation detailing his plan for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/12/14 05:42 AM
Even before President Obama's "no strategy" gaffe and this week's major speech laying out a plan to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, White House staffers were working on updating a long overdue national security strategy doctrine.
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/14 09:12 PM
"I want this to be successful. And I want to do everything I can as one senator to ensure that that is the case," said Sen. Bob Corker.
By Becket Adams | 09/11/14 07:17 PM
The president's foot-dragging and seeming lack of a coherent strategy for foreign policy, has likely led to the collapse of voter confidence in Democrats.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/11/14 02:16 PM
Time is of the essence, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, because Saudi Arabia has agreed to host a training operation for vetted members of the Syrian opposition, and U.S. officials want to take them up on the offer as quickly as possible.
By Sean Lengell | 09/11/14 01:31 PM
"If our goal is to eliminate [the Islamic State], there's a lot of doubt [among House Republicans] whether the plan that was outlined by the president last night is enough to accomplish that mission," the House speaker said.
By Betsy Woodruff | 09/11/14 01:22 PM
Rob Maness, a retired Air Force colonel and long-shot Senate candidate in Louisiana, was in the Pentagon 13 years ago when a hijacked plane hit.
By Becket Adams | 09/11/14 12:27 PM
Drawing from data collected between 2013-2014, the Pew Research Center has compiled a helpful list of the countries that say Islamic extremism poses a "major threat" to the safety of their citizens.
By Washington Examiner | 09/10/14 11:17 PM
Islamic terrorists are in a much stronger position today than they were 13 years ago -- not "on the run," or "decimated," or set back even slightly by the death of Osama bin Laden.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/11/14 12:05 AM
The key to President Obama's new approach against ISIS is similar to the one he has pursued since taking office in 2009 promising to end U.S. wars in the Mideast: Depending on regional partners to be the "boots on the ground," while America provides support and encouragement.
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.
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