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  • War advocate: U.S. can beat Islamic State with 25,000 ground troops --- maybe

    President Obama has said many times that there will be no American combat troops on the ground to wage war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Next steps in the fight against the Islamic State

    President Obama has finally has acknowledged the threat that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses, and his response â€" to begin the process of taking down this so-called caliphate â€" is welcome news.

  • Obama muddles his own case for war in Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry tells us that we are not going to war with the Islamic State. President Obama says it’s not even a state. Yet the U.S. is sending military personnel, planes, and bombs to the part of the Middle East controlled and governed by the group that goes by that name....

  • Push against Islamic State blurs spending message

    In going after the Islamic State, the president has abandoned talk of limiting such investments in favor of asking lawmakers for what critics call a blank check to fight counterterrorism battles.

  • GRAPHIC: How does Obama's 2014 coalition stack up to earlier coalitions?

    An Iraqi volunteer force chant slogans against the al Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and Syria during training in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, June 25, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. (AP Photo/Ahmed al-Husseini)

  • Faith in the Republican Party's ability to fight terrorism is at an all-time high

    The president's foot-dragging and seeming lack of a coherent strategy for foreign policy, has likely led to the collapse of voter confidence in Democrats.

  • In the best of hands: Senior Obama official makes terrible geography error

    As the White House continues to flesh out its strategy for combating the Islamic State, rest assured knowing that the U.S. is in the best of hands.

  • House inches toward approving ISIS request

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, voiced support for Obama's request, even as he criticized his Islamic State strategy for being insufficient to ultimately defeat the terrorist organization.

  • Earnest: Carney did well with McCain

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest praised predecessor Jay Carney's first-night performance as a CNN contributor Wednesday night after he and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., got into an intense verbal exchange over the President Obama's policies in Iraq.

  • A devastating verdict on Obama speech: 'A president surrenders'

    For a devastating assessment of President Obama's Sept. 10 speech, read Walter Russell Mead's piece in his Via Meadia blog.

  • You probably didn't expect this country to top the list of nations that think Islamic extremism is a 'major threat'

    Drawing from data collected between 2013-2014, the Pew Research Center has compiled a helpful list of the countries that say Islamic extremism poses a "major threat" to the safety of their citizens.

  • Candidates struggle on ISIS

    After the president laid out a four-part strategy involving continued airstrikes and ground support to moderate rebels, many campaigns responded to the president with a mix of cautious optimism and criticism.

  • Obama on Sept. 11: 'America endures'

    "Thirteen years after small and hateful minds conspired to break us, America stands tall and America stands proud," Obama said from the Pentagon, marking the attack on the nation's defense headquarters.

  • Thirteen years later, America has lost ground

    Islamic terrorists are in a much stronger position today than they were 13 years ago -- not "on the run," or "decimated," or set back even slightly by the death of Osama bin Laden.

  • This time, Obama didn't ask for permission on airstrikes

    One year after he abandoned a bid for congressional approval of Syrian airstrikes, President Obama saved himself from another rebuke in an address to the nation Wednesday.



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