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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.

  • US and China discuss avoiding military incidents

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice repeatedly raised concerns about risky Chinese fighter intercepts of U.S. surveillance flights in meetings this week with Chinese leaders in Beijing, senior administration officials said Tuesday. The matter appeared to be one of a...

  • 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.

  • Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the...

  • Feinstein on torture report's release: 'We're not there yet'

    The California Democrat said she and the White House are still haggling over redactions to the Senate's torture report with the goal of releasing it as soon as possible.

  • Americans more concerned about growing Islamic State threat

    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."

  • Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Monday that he will not accept the expected official results of the election, breaking a pledge he made to the U.S. secretary of state and injecting new tension into an already drawn-out political process. Appearing...

  • VIDEO: Press secretary looks ahead to Obama's Islamic State plan

    During his daily press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest gave a preview of what to expect from President Obama's press conference on Wednesday.

  • White House: Obama wants more money to fight Islamic State

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that Obama plans to consult with Congress on his plans to defeat and dismantle the Islamic State and wants them to be a "partner" and engaged in the process.

  • DHS not prepared to handle killer pandemic, IG says

    The problem is that DHS was given $47 million in 2006 to prepare for the rapid spread of a deadly disease such as Ebola, according to the DHS inspector general.

  • No easy scapegoat for Obama on foreign policy

    If Republicans make major gains in Congress in November at least in part because of President Obama's perceived weakness on foreign policy, it won't be easy for Obama to respond with a major shake-up of his national security team.

  • US, allies 'liberate town' in military exercise

    HOHENFELS, Germany (AP) — Some 5,500 troops from the United States and European allies carried out a mock liberation of a fictional city in a large-scale military exercise Monday. The maneuver in southern Germany was part of Exercise Saber Junction, an annual event led by the U.S. Army Europe....

  • Senators press for Ukrainian president to address joint session of Congress

    The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have asked House Speaker John Boehner to invite Petro Poroshenko to speak regarding his country's violent conflict with pro-Russian forces.

  • US weighs security needs at overseas embassies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and the State Department says it will give additional help to embassies and consulates in need. This initiative comes as the Senate Intelligence Committee edges toward releasing parts...

  • 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.



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    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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