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  • Obama: U.S. forces will not have 'combat mission'

    "After a decade of massive ground deployments, it is more effective to use our unique capabilities in support of partners on the ground so they can secure their own countries' futures," he said. "And that's the only solution that will succeed over the long term."

  • US hones in on homegrown ISIS threat

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says at least one foreign fighter for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has already traveled in and out of the United States before committing a suicide bombing overseas.

  • NY man indicted for helping ISIS

    A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has issued a seven-count indictment against 30-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh, a Yemen-born man and naturalized U.S. citizen, for helping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to recruit Americans.

  • Critics say Yemen is not a good model for anti-Islamic State plans

    The continuing strength of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in the country has already stalled plans to rehabilitate terrorists held by the U.S. there.

  • Putin, Rouhani not on Obama's U.N. 'dance card'

    The White House says the chance of a meeting between President Obama and Russian or Iranian leaders at the United Nation's General Assembly meeting next week are slim to none.

  • Holder announces program to counter homegrown ISIS threat

    Attorney General Eric Holder, in a video posted on the Justice Department's website Monday, said the effort would bring together community representatives, public safety officials and religious leaders to try to help prevent more Americans from joining the ranks of the Islamic State of Iraq and...

  • Kerry: 'Premature' to outline countries' anti-ISIS roles

    While visiting Turkey to press leaders there to start taking steps to shut down its borders — and the flow of funding — to the Islamic State, Kerry waved off any suggestion that Iran would join the so-called coalition of the willing.

  • White House partly responds to Diane Foley's complaints

    When pressed about whether U.S. officials had threatened the Foley family with prosecution, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said only that he's "not in a position to detail the kinds of conversations that took place so often between the administration and the Foley family."

  • Exclusive: White House delays release of security-strategy doctrine

    Even before President Obama's "no strategy" gaffe and this week's major speech laying out a plan to confront the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, White House staffers were working on updating a long overdue national security strategy doctrine.

  • Earnest: Carney did well with McCain

    White House spokesman Josh Earnest praised predecessor Jay Carney's first-night performance as a CNN contributor Wednesday night after he and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., got into an intense verbal exchange over the President Obama's policies in Iraq.

  • White House to Congress: Pass bill arming Syrian rebels ASAP

    Time is of the essence, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, because Saudi Arabia has agreed to host a training operation for vetted members of the Syrian opposition, and U.S. officials want to take them up on the offer as quickly as possible.

  • Obama's speech leaves war powers question unresolved

    In a speech to the American people, Obama said that military action in Libya would last days, not months but it ended up continuing in some form for nearly seven months.

  • Obama: 'Relentless' campaign to destroy ISIS

    The president who ran to end the Iraq war announced a broad, aggressive military campaign in the region to stop a new terrorist threat on the eve of the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Obama to promise no 'combat troops' for anti-ISIS fight

    "Our objective is clear: we will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy," Obama plans to stress.

  • 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.



From the Weekly Standard