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  • President Obama has failed to convince Americans that the Islamic State isn't a serious threat

    The CNN/ORC survey found that seven in 10 Americans say they believe the Islamic State has the ability to launch an attack on U.S. soil. A majority of survey respondents say they support the U.S. taking a more active role in combating this threat.

  • Hagel finds Turkish help against Islamic State a tough sell

    The Obama administration sees Turkey as one of 10 core countries in the coalition it is trying to build to fight the Islamist extremist group.

  • Kerry congratulates Iraq on milestone

    Kerry plans to travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this week to try to build a regional coalition to help fight ISIS.

  • Sen. Mark Udall says beheaded American journalists would have supported measured approach to Islamic State

    "I can tell you," Udall said, "Steve Sotloff and James Foley would tell us, don't be impulsive. Horrible and barbarous as those executions were, don't be impulsive, come up with a plan to knock ISIL back."

  • Ex-US diplomat Khalilzad contests financial probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations has been caught up in a suspected money-laundering inquiry that led to a freeze on bank deposits he and his wife hold in Austria. Austrian officials said Zalmay Khalilzad, the founder of a global consulting...

  • Why does the Obama administration say 'ISIL' while everyone else says 'ISIS'?

    The Islamic State, the terrorist group that has rampaged across Iraq and Syria, is often referred to by the press and U.S. lawmakers as "ISIS," meaning the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria."

  • Rumors of ISIS leader's death debunked

    Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi probably isn't dead, but no one who's in a position to know for sure is saying anything.

  • Obama lacks eyes and ears in hot spots around the world

    Vice President Joe Biden didn't get the customary airport tarmac welcome by the U.S. ambassador to Guatemala when he arrived in the Central American nation June 20.

  • 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...



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