09/30/14 06:02 PM
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping. In neighboring Syria, Kurdish militiamen were on the...
By Michael Barone | 09/30/14 01:48 PM
John Kerry, as a presidential candidate in 2004, referred to George W. Bush’s coalition as a —œtrumped-up, so-called coalition of the bribed, the coerced, the bought and the extorted.—�
By Becket Adams | 09/29/14 03:01 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday pushed back against critics of Israel's war on Hamas, telling the U.N. General Assembly that his country is merely acting in self-defense.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/29/14 02:27 PM
A study estimates that between $780 million and $930 million has been spent since June on the campaign.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/29/14 12:30 PM
Republican lawmakers on Monday rejected President Obama's claim in a "60 Minutes" interview that his intelligence advisers "underestimated" the growing terrorism threat in the Middle East.
By Mark Flatten | 09/28/14 12:35 PM
Underestimating the resiliency of Islamic terrorists and overestimating the willingness and ability of the Iraqi military to fight contributed to the rapid rise of the Islamic State, President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
By Rep. Bradley Byrne | 09/26/14 04:19 PM
Just this week, President Obama clearly expanded his strategy by beginning airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. While I was pleased to see a strong partnership with other Arab countries from the Middle East, I still do not believe a strategy, worthy of the support of Congress, has...
By Steve Chapman | 09/27/14 04:06 PM
Our government may provide for the needs of those fighting this war, but not in a fiscally responsible way. George W. Bush launched two invasions while cutting taxes, not raising them. President Obama is happy to let Americans assume the funding for this war will come off the money tree in the...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/26/14 08:03 PM
McKeon told Rice that any new military authorization should not be limited to exclude any options, though the letter did not specifically reference the use of U.S. combat forces.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/26/14 03:17 PM
Pentagon officials had previously estimated the cost at $7.5 million a day, but that was before the campaign was extended to Syria on Monday.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/26/14 01:58 PM
When the U.S. military strikes, its leaders often choose colorful code names for the operation that sometimes stick in history, like Operation Overlord or Rolling Thunder or Desert Storm.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/26/14 01:09 PM
The British Parliament in an emergency session overwhelmingly voted to approve airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in Iraq.
09/25/14 03:16 PM
BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants with the Islamic State group tortured and then publicly killed a human rights lawyer in the Iraqi city of Mosul after their self-proclaimed religious court ruled that she had abandoned Islam, the U.N. mission in Iraq said Thursday. Gunmen with the group's newly declared...
09/25/14 02:01 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — For the first time since the Unites States and five Arab countries started bombing positions of the Islamic State group in Syria, oil installations under control of the militants were targeted overnight and early on Thursday. Here is a look at the oil in the hands if the Islamic...
By Becket Adams | 09/25/14 12:00 PM
As U.S. military operations in the Middle East increase in number, President Obama's dovish critics grow increasingly agitated.
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