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  • Cheney blasts Obama's foreign policy

    Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute, Cheney argued that Obama has "demonstrated his own distrust for American power as a force for good in the world."

  • Foreign fighters with ISIS pose threat

    While the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has no current plans to attack the United States, the "unprecedented" number of foreign fighters in the group poses a very real threat of terrorism, officials said Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Officials: No threat of Islamic State attack in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group doesn't pose an immediate threat of an attack in the United States, senior U.S. officials testified Wednesday, but warned that the danger from the militants is spreading beyond the Middle East to Europe and other parts of the world. They have the...

  • Harry Reid: Obama 'knows how to destroy terrorists'

    "Airstrikes and strategic use of drones and, of course, covert action are the most effective way to take out [Islamic State] without committing troops — American troops — troops in harms way," the Nevada Democrat said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning.

  • Tom Coburn calls ISIS threat 'spilled milk'

    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."

  • 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.

  • Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, administration...

  • 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.

  • Obama to lawmakers: I don't need your approval to attack Islamic State

    The move downplays the prospect of a Capitol Hill vote on his military plan ahead of his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.

  • Wreckage scattered in Ukraine as inquiry released

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A child's jump rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred. A burned book in Tagalog. Chunks of twisted fuselage. More than seven weeks after being shot from the sky, the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 still lay strewn Tuesday across the fields of eastern...

  • GOP leader wants Obama to seek Hill OK for strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Republican says President Barack Obama should seek congressional approval for whatever he decides to do against Islamic State militants. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Tuesday that seeking congressional approval would be good for the...

  • Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

    CAIRO (AP) — After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi's fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government, driving out a parliament that was elected over the summer. The...

  • 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...



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