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  • Read all of Obama's speech on the Islamic State

    "My fellow Americans - tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL."

  • Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance. But while the group has been successful at seizing parts of Iraq and Syria, it is no unstoppable juggernaut....

  • Obama to promise no 'combat troops' for anti-ISIS fight

    "Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy," Obama plans to stress.

  • Even the Bush White House polled better than this

    With Obama set to address the nation on Wednesday night, trust in the nation's elected leaders to deal effectively with issues overseas has fallen to just 43 percent, an all-time low.

  • Attacks kill 30 people in Iraq's capital, Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, mainly car bombings targeting security forces and markets, killed at least 30 people Wednesday in Iraq's capital, authorities said. The deadliest attack took place when twin car bombs hit a police checkpoint near a pet market, killing at least 19 people,...

  • Raw: Twin Car Bomb Attacks in Iraq

    Twin car bombs at a traffic police checkpoint and nearby markets in a neighborhood known as New Baghdad killed at least 19 people on Wednesday, Iraqi officials said. (Sept. 10) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Checkpoint location, New Baghdad 1. People gathered near crater caused by...

  • What Mideast states could offer a US coalition

    BEIRUT (AP) — If Arab states, plus NATO member Turkey, join a coalition to take on Islamic State militants, they bring both formidable weaponry and some hesitation about participating in an American-led fight. Here's a look at what they could offer: GULF STATES Oil-rich U.S. allies in the...

  • France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

    PARIS (AP) — France offered Wednesday to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed, but insisted on a more careful tack for Syria. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called for international mobilization against militants from the Islamic State group, which he...

  • Obama asks House to authorize training missions against Islamic State

    President Obama is seeking "limited authorization" for expanding U.S. military force in the Middle East, including some American boots on the ground, sources tell the Washington Examiner.

  • Becoming secretary of state could be Hillary's biggest political mistake

    Hillary Clinton enjoyed remarkably high approval ratings during her time as secretary of state under President Obama, but those numbers have evaporated as the Middle East burns and Moscow continues its expansion westward -- leaving her legacy in tatters.

  • VIDEO: 5 things to watch for in Obama's ISIS address

    Here are five things to watch for tonight in President Obama's primetime speech on confronting the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Kerry travels to Iraq

    Kerry's presence in Baghdad will give him a chance to discuss his efforts to enlist other regional governments in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Obama huddles with national security team ahead of speech

    President Obama will meet with all the major players of his national security team late Wednesday morning ahead of a national address on his plans to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, one of the most important foreign policy speeches of his presidency.

  • Building anti-Islamic State coalition could be a heavy lift

    When President Obama addresses the nation Wednesday night about his plans to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, he will likely lay the ultimate responsibility for securing the extremist group's lasting defeat on a regional coalition of Middle East countries.

  • Boehner expresses support for 'certain' White House options to combat Islamic State

    But the House speaker stopped short of saying he would back a plan to bomb the terrorist group.



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