08/31/14 05:32 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, officials said. Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim...
By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 12:57 PM
The jihadist group ISIS "may be one of the biggest we have ever faced," Sen. John McCain said Sunday, as a result of a failure by the U.S. to intervene early in Syria's violent civil war.
By Becket Adams | 08/31/14 12:26 PM
"The world's always been messy ... we're just noticing now in part because of social media."
By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 10:45 AM
The California Democrat also called into question the president's characterization, earlier this year, that ISIS is like a junior varsity team -- not among the highest caliber of terrorist organizations.
08/30/14 11:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the...
08/30/14 05:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. In a statement issued Saturday, U.S. Central Command says the five latest U.S. airstrikes were in support of operations conducted by Iraqi security forces....
08/30/14 03:16 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. While not mentioning any terrorist groups by...
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 07:00 PM
The cascade of crises is leading some to ask if the president is becoming predictable to adversaries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
08/30/14 12:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a...
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 04:06 PM
President Obama's gaffe Thursday that "we don't have a strategy" for a broader fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is putting pressure on the Pentagon as reporters ask: Why not? "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the...
By Ed Sykes | 08/29/14 03:50 PM
"You can't completely eliminate extremism anywhere through simply kinetics, through airstrikes alone," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
08/29/14 03:46 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight. The wheat and barley farmers have taken...
By Becket Adams | 08/29/14 01:49 PM
Although President Obama is no stranger to the occasional careless remark, he has in recent months forced his most ardent supporters to defend an unusual number of missteps.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/28/14 04:57 PM
As ISIS expands, the experts say, it will face new challenges, but could also gain new ground.
By Brian Hughes | 08/28/14 12:59 PM
President Obama of late sure is sounding a lot like a certain Republican commander in chief that served as his foil while winning control of the White House.
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