By Charles Hoskinson | 09/30/14 04:34 PM
The Pentagon pushed back Tuesday against accusations that the Obama administration exaggerated or fabricated the threat from the Khorasan group to justify airstrikes in Syria, saying the al Qaeda offshoot still poses a danger to U.S. interests.
09/29/14 07:16 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that the U.S.-led bombing campaign should be expanded to target other militant groups besides the Islamic State group, noting that the fight against terrorism has aligned the Syrian regime with its Western and Arab opponents in a fight...
09/29/14 04:31 PM
ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic...
By Becket Adams | 09/29/14 03:01 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday pushed back against critics of Israel's war on Hamas, telling the U.N. General Assembly that his country is merely acting in self-defense.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/29/14 02:27 PM
A study estimates that between $780 million and $930 million has been spent since June on the campaign.
09/29/14 01:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists. Obama described the U.S. intelligence assessments...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/29/14 12:30 PM
Republican lawmakers on Monday rejected President Obama's claim in a "60 Minutes" interview that his intelligence advisers "underestimated" the growing terrorism threat in the Middle East.
By Mark Flatten | 09/28/14 11:10 AM
The use of air power and other resources from the United States and other allies, coupled with ground forces from moderate opposition rebel groups in Syria, is the way to defeat the Islamic State, Blinken said on "Fox News Sunday."
By Rep. Bradley Byrne | 09/26/14 04:19 PM
Just this week, President Obama clearly expanded his strategy by beginning airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. While I was pleased to see a strong partnership with other Arab countries from the Middle East, I still do not believe a strategy, worthy of the support of Congress, has...
By Steve Chapman | 09/27/14 04:06 PM
Our government may provide for the needs of those fighting this war, but not in a fiscally responsible way. George W. Bush launched two invasions while cutting taxes, not raising them. President Obama is happy to let Americans assume the funding for this war will come off the money tree in the...
09/27/14 02:00 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said. The Islamic State group's assault on the Syrian Kurdish town...
By Justin Green | 09/27/14 12:52 PM
American-led coalition forces launched airstrikes Saturday at Islamic State fighters who were attacking Kurdish forces defending the Syrian town of Kobani.
09/27/14 12:16 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. is struggling to counter anger among the Syrian opposition, where many believe that the air campaign against extremists in the country is only helping President Bashar Assad and that Washington is coordinating with Damascus, despite American insistence it backs the rebel...
By Mark Flatten | 09/27/14 10:41 AM
President Obama touts U.S. leadership in building coalitions to block the Islamic State and combat global warming.
By Paul Bedard | 09/26/14 12:59 PM
Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama showed that his old days as a Chicago community organizer can work even in the halls of the United Nations.
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