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  • 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.

  • Chuck Hagel: More than 100 Americans fighting for ISIS

    Authorities have been concerned that Americans and citizens of other Western nations could potentially return and launch terror attacks in their home countries.

  • ISIS, terror, mobs and what makes a state a state

    You can consider ISIS a terrorist organization, but you can also consider it a particularly murderous and oppressive state. Which is it?

  • Joe Biden: U.S. will follow ISIS to 'gates of hell'

    "We take care of those who are grieving," the VP said, "and when that's finished, they should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice, because hell is where they will reside."

  • Officials can't confirm whether U.S. killed al-Shabab leader in Somalia airstrikes

    The Pentagon said Monday's strike targeting Ahmed Abdi Godane was launched by U.S. special operations forces using manned and unmanned aircraft.

  • Lawmakers: U.S. must act now to stop ISIS

    A bipartisan chorus on Capitol Hill is calling for the United States to waste no time hitting back after the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Bill Nelson: U.S. the 'only one' who can stop ISIS

    The Senate Armed Services Committee member says U.S. should waste no time hitting back against the terror group after the Steven Sotloff beheading.

  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose? Here are some...

  • ISIS reportedly beheads second U.S. journalist

    Steven Joel Sotloff, the U.S. journalist last seen being threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, appears to have been beheaded in a video released Tuesday by the Islamist extremist group.

  • White House: 'Our thoughts, prayers' are with Sotloff family

    The White House could not immediately confirm reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki did not give any details about the alleged...

  • UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block...

  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq. Diplomats agreed by...



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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