By Paul Bedard | 08/31/14 05:27 PM
As he waffles on U.S. policy toward terrorists in Syria dubbed the Islamic State, President Obama is being handed rare American support for a military attack against the terrorists, according to a new poll.
By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 12:57 PM
The jihadist group ISIS "may be one of the biggest we have ever faced," Sen. John McCain said Sunday, as a result of a failure by the U.S. to intervene early in Syria's violent civil war.
By Becket Adams | 08/31/14 12:26 PM
"The world's always been messy ... we're just noticing now in part because of social media."
By Rebecca Berg | 08/31/14 10:45 AM
The California Democrat also called into question the president's characterization, earlier this year, that ISIS is like a junior varsity team -- not among the highest caliber of terrorist organizations.
08/30/14 08:15 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N....
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 07:00 PM
The cascade of crises is leading some to ask if the president is becoming predictable to adversaries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 04:01 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama should get extra credit for slowly, thoughtfully, developing a strategy in Syria -- and wearing a tan suit in his press briefing.
08/29/14 09:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. The president is meeting with his top advisers and consulting members of Congress to...
08/29/14 04:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials. Nemmouche is a Frenchman who authorities say spent 11 months fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria before returning to Europe to act out his rage. On May 24, prosecutors say, he methodically shot four...
By Charles Hoskinson | 08/29/14 04:06 PM
President Obama's gaffe Thursday that "we don't have a strategy" for a broader fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is putting pressure on the Pentagon as reporters ask: Why not? "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the...
By Ed Sykes | 08/29/14 03:50 PM
"You can't completely eliminate extremism anywhere through simply kinetics, through airstrikes alone," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.
By Becket Adams | 08/29/14 01:49 PM
Although President Obama is no stranger to the occasional careless remark, he has in recent months forced his most ardent supporters to defend an unusual number of missteps.
08/29/14 12:01 PM
GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history. The tragic milestone means that about...
By Paul Bedard | 08/29/14 08:49 AM
Planning strategy to deal with the terrorist rebels in Syria will take a back seat to fundraising Friday, as President Obama takes a two-state trip to raise cash for a couple of Democratic groups.
By Brian Hughes | 08/28/14 11:23 PM
Rather than the average inartful comment that disappears after a few news cycles, the no-strategy line could help cement charges that Obama lacks the competency to handle multiple crises at once.
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