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  • Obama: 'It's the world' against the Islamic State

    Obama's weekly address focused on his plans to address the continued threat from the Islamic State.

  • UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is a role for nearly every country in the world — including...

  • France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in recent weeks...

  • General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters that so far the targets American...

  • Series of attacks kills at least 36 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bomb and mortar shell attacks in and around Baghdad killed at least 36 people, Iraqi officials said Thursday, in an assault that underscored the threat posed to the Iraqi capital by marauding Islamic militants that have seized large parts of country. At least 15...

  • France to carry out airstrikes in Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday. Hollande stressed that France wouldn't go beyond airstrikes in support of...

  • Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad.

  • White House: French joining U.S. in airstrikes in Iraq is 'significant'

    "This is a significant contribution to the efforts of the growing international coalition, and we look forward to coordinating with our French partners in the days to come," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

  • AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....

  • VIDEO: John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill on strategy to defeat the Islamic State

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified in front of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Wednesday on the United States' strategy to defeat the Islamic State.

  • Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

    A leader who can create and lead an effective international coalition must back words with action, and he must lead from the front, not from behind.

  • Here are five of Joe Biden's greatest hits

    It shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to hear Vice President Joe Biden engaging in controversial and/or offensive speech. Indeed, he's infamous for this sort of thing.

  • Manchin will vote no on funding bill that authorizes arming Syrians

    Sen. Joe Manchin is among several Senate Democrats who are likely to vote against the government funding measure that includes authorization for President Obama to arm and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic terrorists in the Middle East.

  • Obama: U.S. forces will not have 'combat mission'

    "After a decade of massive ground deployments, it is more effective to use our unique capabilities in support of partners on the ground so they can secure their own countries' futures," he said. "And that's the only solution that will succeed over the long term."

  • Make mine multilateral? Not necessarily

    There's a widespread assumption that most Americans prefer multilateral action-- acting with other nations as partners. But maybe that's not so.



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