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  • Somalia extremist group names new leader

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named a new leader Saturday after confirming the killing of their previous leader by a U.S. airstrike, a commander of the group said. The Somali militants unanimously selected Ahmad Umar, also known as Abu Ubaidah, at a...

  • 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.

  • Obama doesn't fully grasp the threat of ISIS

    Obama appears to have a remarkable naivete concerning evil in the world. As low as his boiling point is concerning conservative opposition to his agenda, he seems not to have one for Islamic terrorism.

  • US confirms death of Somalia terror group leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes earlier this week killed the leader of the al-Shabab terrorist group in Somalia, the Pentagon said Friday. President Barack Obama said the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane demonstrated U.S. counterterrorism resolve and was an example of his deliberate approach 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.

  • U.S. confirms death of al-Shabab leader in Somalia airstrike

    "Godane's removal is a major symbolic and operational loss to the largest al Qaeda affiliate in Africa and reflects years of painstaking work by our intelligence, military and law enforcement professionals," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • 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.

  • Report: U.S. taking precautions to defend Baghdad's 'green zone' from ISIS attacks

    As the Obama administration continues to weigh its options for dealing with the rise and spread of ISIS, the situation in the Middle East is growing increasingly volatile.

  • US: Terrorist could get Syria chemical weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council...

  • Ignorance fuels the calls for war

    Advocates of the United States' armed interventions in the Middle East had no clue of the realities of society and politics in those countries — yet they acted as though they could foresee the aftermath of our invasions.

  • CNN asks: How do you defeat ISIS without putting boots on the ground?

    Based on an interview Thursday between CNN's Chris Cuomo and Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken, it looks as though administration officials are still uncomfortable with the idea of committing U.S. servicemen to the task of dismantling ISIS.

  • Al-Qaida leader says it has expanded into India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Promising to "storm your barricades with cars packed with gunpowder," al-Qaida announced Thursday it had created an Indian branch that the terror network vowed would bring Islamic rule to the entire subcontinent. The announcement by al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri brought few...

  • White House worried about threat from Americans fighting for ISIS

    President Obama and his advisers don't think the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is ready to pose a direct terrorist threat to the U.S., but they're worried about the group's ability to attract Americans.

  • World leaders eye united front against militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders, nervously eyeing a growing threat from Islamic State militants, will seek to build a united front this week against the violent extremist group and keep it from creeping beyond its borders. Yet international plans to counter the Islamic State group — with...

  • New ISIS threat: America's electric grid; blackout could kill 9 of 10

    Former top government officials who have been warning Washington about the vulnerability of the nation's largely unprotected electric grid are raising new fears that troops from the jihadist Islamic State are poised to crash the system, leading to a crisis that could kill millions.



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