By Susan Ferrechio | 09/10/14 02:21 PM
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.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/10/14 09:10 AM
Sen. Tom Coburn said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a situation the U.S. created and now it's "time for us to clean it up."
By Sean Lengell | 09/09/14 06:47 PM
But the House speaker stopped short of saying he would back a plan to bomb the terrorist group.
09/09/14 01:30 PM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The new leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremist rebels, Ahmad Umar, is described as a compelling leader who is expected to maintain the Islamic militant group's violent attacks against the Mogadishu government and other targets. Umar is confronted by a stepped up...
By Thomas Sowell | 09/09/14 01:18 PM
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.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/09/14 11:29 AM
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.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/09/14 09:13 AM
The support cuts across party lines, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents agreeing that airstrikes are needed in both Iraq and Syria.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/08/14 09:47 PM
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.
By Susan Crabtree | 09/08/14 07:41 PM
Kerry plans to travel to Jordan and Saudi Arabia this week to try to build a regional coalition to help fight ISIS.
By Kelly Cohen | 09/08/14 05:17 PM
According to a poll by CNN/ORC International, 76 percent favor additional airstrikes against the Islamic State, with 45 percent of Americans seeing it as a "very serious threat to the U.S."
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/06/14 01:56 PM
U.S. troops are back in the fight in Iraq, and the debate in Washington has shifted from how to end the current wars to whether to start a new one against a more deadly version of the same enemy.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/07/14 02:03 PM
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.
By Jennifer Peebles | 09/07/14 12:33 PM
"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.
09/06/14 03:00 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria launched a series of airstrikes targeting a stronghold of the Islamic State extremist group on Saturday, killing at least 29 people, most of whom died when one of the missiles slammed into a crowded bakery, activists said. The eight airstrikes smashed parts of buildings, set...
09/05/14 11:34 AM
QAA, Lebanon (AP) — Every day around sunset, dozens of residents of this small Lebanese Christian village on the border carry their automatic rifles and deploy on surrounding hills, taking up positions and laying ambushes in case Muslim extremists from neighboring Syria attack. "We all know...
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