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  • 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.

  • The stupidity of 'don't do stupid stuff'

    Never use force, don't threaten force, and no one will blame you for anything. Pull out of wars and your foes will stop fighting. Don't send men to war and your hands will be clean.

  • Obama speech will lay out 'offensive phase' against Islamic State

    The president's speech at 9 p.m., a high-volume viewing time, means that the president believes that fighting Islamic State is a "high national security priority," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Tuesday.

  • Tough road ahead for Iraq leader after govt formed

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has a daunting task ahead of him: With the world watching, the Shiite politician must unify a deeply divided country against Sunni militants who have seized much of its territory. First, though, he must find officials to run the defense...

  • French president going to Iraq later this week

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is going to Iraq on Friday to help prepare an international conference in support of the country's efforts to fight off violent extremists advancing in the country. The announcement Tuesday from Hollande's office came after a meeting with the...

  • US airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of northern and western Iraq. Central Command says that a combination of...

  • On Islamic State, public opinion shift gives Obama chance to lead from behind

    The president does not have to issue a grand rallying cry against the Islamic State. All he has to do is follow American public opinion.

  • What defines success or failure for Obama on foreign policy?

    Everything in Obama's history suggests that he is going to leave the job half done, so long as that gets the issue off the front pages and off the TV newscasts.

  • Obama to give address on Islamic State at 9 p.m. Wednesday from White House

    The president will "discuss with the American people the threat posed by [the Islamic State] and to lay out the United States' strategy for degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said.

  • Cheney to House Republicans: Don't go wobbly

    Dick Cheney on Tuesday urged House Republicans to avoid the drift toward isolationism that has gripped some elements of the GOP even in the midst of the rise of the Islamic State.

  • House will wait for Obama on Islamic State strategy

    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday he'll wait to hear President Obama's plan for dealing with the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria before weighing in about what Congress will do.

  • John Boehner: We need a plan for ISIS

    Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's awaiting President Obama's plan for combating Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.



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