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  • Haditha Dam airstrikes not new to Iraq strategy: Hagel

    The first U.S. airstrikes to protect Iraq's Haditha Dam from ISIS do not signal the opening of a new front or widening of the American military effort in that country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

  • U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS near Haditha, Mosul dams

    "Our actions, which are in the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, support Iraqi efforts to defend this critical infrastructure from" ISIS, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement.

  • Obama won't ask Congress to authorize military action against ISIS

    President Obama signaled on Sunday that he doesn’t intend to ask Congress to authorize additional military action against the Islamic State, but suggested he could seek a vote to make available additional resources. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Obama told host Chuck Todd that...

  • Obama to outline ISIS plans Wednesday

    President Obama plans to make a major speech to the nation Wednesday that will lay out his plans for confronting and defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to a White House spokeswoman.

  • Can Obama win the fight against ISIS?

    Obama has taken some steps against ISIS, namely bombing strikes in Iraq. But he must do more. It is not enough to try to contain ISIS.

  • GOP senator seeks new authority against militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing legislation authorizing the president to use military force against Islamic state militants in Iraq, Syria and wherever else they threaten U.S. interests. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma is circulating a draft...

  • Canada to send military advisers to Iraq

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada is sending between 50 to 100 military advisers to Iraq as part of an effort to bolster Iraqi forces against Islamic militants after a request from President Barack Obama. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday they will join the U.S. in advising Iraq on how to enable...

  • VIDEO: Obama says NATO will respond to Russia, tackle ISIS

    Wrapping up a two-day NATO summit in Wales, President Obama said Friday the 28-member alliance is united in its commitment to tackling pressing global problems.

  • Obama: Goal is to 'dismantle,' not 'contain' ISIS

    President Obama struck a tougher tone Friday on his plans for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying that the terrorist group must be eliminated rather than just marginalized.

  • Rand Paul would vote 'in a heartbeat' to be Iran's air force

    Confronted with new polling showing that Republicans are moving back toward supporting a larger role for the United States abroad, assumed 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul has performed a startling reversal when it comes to responding to the threat posed by ISIS.

  • Iraq attacks kill 17 as mass grave found

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks across Iraq on Friday killed 17 people, including four Shiite militiamen and a Sunni tribal chief, while a mass grave in the north was found to contain the bodies of 15 Shiite truck drivers killed by Sunni militants. Police officials said the deadliest attack...

  • Kerry makes pitch for anti-ISIS coalition

    The secretary of State called together a group of countries at the NATO summit Friday morning in a previously unscheduled meeting to rally them to become a "coalition of the willing" to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in a systematic way.

  • No formal plan to fight ISIS at NATO summit

    President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the ISIS threat Thursday during a car ride at the summit, and later with King Abdullah of Jordan.

  • Report: U.S. taking precautions to defend Baghdad's 'green zone' from ISIS attacks

    As the Obama administration continues to weigh its options for dealing with the rise and spread of ISIS, the situation in the Middle East is growing increasingly volatile.

  • Ignorance fuels the calls for war

    Advocates of the United States' armed interventions in the Middle East had no clue of the realities of society and politics in those countries — yet they acted as though they could foresee the aftermath of our invasions.



From the Weekly Standard