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  • Henry Kissinger praises Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state

    "I've known her for many years now, and I respect her intellect," said Kissinger, who served as secretary of state from 1973 to 1977.

  • President Obama's approval ratings sink to new lows

    Just 38 percent of people give the president positive marks on international affairs, compared to 56 percent who disapprove, the survey shows. It is the first time Obama's approval has slipped below the 40 percent threshold in this poll.

  • Hagel finds Turkish help against Islamic State a tough sell

    The Obama administration sees Turkey as one of 10 core countries in the coalition it is trying to build to fight the Islamist extremist group.

  • Americans more concerned about growing Islamic State threat

    According to a poll by CNN/ORC International, 76 percent favor additional airstrikes against the Islamic State, with 45 percent of Americans seeing it as a "very serious threat to the U.S."

  • No easy scapegoat for Obama on foreign policy

    If Republicans make major gains in Congress in November at least in part because of President Obama's perceived weakness on foreign policy, it won't be easy for Obama to respond with a major shake-up of his national security team.

  • 'Though we're better prepared, enemy far stronger than on 9/11'

    U.S. troops are back in the fight in Iraq, and the debate in Washington has shifted from how to end the current wars to whether to start a new one against a more deadly version of the same enemy.

  • Hagel reassures Georgia of its importance to U.S.

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has met with top officials in the former Soviet state of Georgia to discuss Russia's reawakening ambitions in Europe.

  • Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio differ on combatting ISIS

    Leading Republicans who could find them facing off for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in just a few months have staked out different positions on combatting the Islamic State.

  • Top Democrats want Obama's ISIS strategy to address Syria

    It's not just hawkish Republicans urging President Obama to take hard line against the Islamic State. Democrats also want to see a more aggressive White House.

  • Key Democrat doubts Obama could get votes for ISIS military action

    Rep. Adam Smith said differences between members who are hesitant to vote for anything that smacks of another war in the Middle East, and hawks who would worry about limiting the president's ability to conduct military operations, could ultimately sink any legislation.

  • Obama says Afghan power-sharing deal needed soon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has told Afghanistan's two presidential candidates that it's important to complete a power-sharing deal as soon as possible so the country can form a new government. A White House statement said a final agreement would help solidify...

  • Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

    SPARTAK, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril Sunday, two days after it took hold. At least two houses hit by artillery fire blazed in the rural village of...

  • Nunes: 'The president doesn't need any new authority' for ISIS

    In part two of his interview with the Washington Examiner, the California Republican -- who is vying for the chairmanship of House Intelligence -- discussed ISIS and what the U.S. needs to do to defeat it.

  • Haditha Dam airstrikes not new to Iraq strategy: Hagel

    The first U.S. airstrikes to protect Iraq's Haditha Dam from ISIS do not signal the opening of a new front or widening of the American military effort in that country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

  • U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS near Haditha, Mosul dams

    "Our actions, which are in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, support Iraqi efforts to defend this critical infrastructure from" ISIS, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.



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