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  • Top Senate Democrat praises Syrian airstrike coalition

    "I support President Obama's decision to strike [Islamic State] targets within Syria," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said in a statement issued Tuesday.

  • McKeon backs Syria airstrikes

    McKeon has been a strong supporter of action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying the U.S. must "go all-in" to defeat it.

  • U.S. begins airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The Pentagon announced Monday that U.S. and coalition nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet in Congress. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants. But the go-ahead is...

  • Congress ducks military authorization vote, for now

    House and Senate lawmakers dodged a vote on a broad military authorization for President Obama to go after Islamic terrorists in the Middle East, guaranteeing a heated debate over the issue when Congress returns after the November election.

  • Feinstein: Congress must debate military force against Islamic State

    The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman said that Congress must reconvene after the November election to debate a measure authorizing President Obama to use military force in the Middle East.

  • Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of Kurdish fighters raced from Turkey and Iraq into neighboring Syria on Saturday to defend a Kurdish area under attack by Islamic State militants. As the fighting raged, more than 60,000 mostly Kurdish refugees streamed across the dusty and barren border into Turkey, some...

  • Kurdish fighters pour into Syria to fight Islamic State

    Hundreds of Kurdish fighters entered Syria from Turkey and Iraq Saturday to defend Syrian Kurds from attack by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces.

  • Panetta: U.S. needed to stay in Iraq, too slow engaging in Syria

    In an interview scheduled to air Sunday evening, the former Secretary of Defense told CBS News' "60 Minutes" he did not believe it was the right thing to do to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq in December of 2011.

  • Obama: 'It's the world' against the Islamic State

    Obama's weekly address focused on his plans to address the continued threat from the Islamic State.

  • Zogby Report Card: Too cautious to be FDR, but winning

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama isn't anything like the Roosevelts in Ken Burns' television special but is steadily winning his big battles.

  • Obama signs short-term funding bill

    President Obama signed legislation Friday that keeps the government funded through mid-December and authorizes his administration to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • General: Airstrikes tougher as militants blend in

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer warned Friday that it will become increasingly difficult to target and launch precision airstrikes against Islamic State militants hiding among the Iraqi population. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters that so far the targets American...

  • House GOP leader says U.S. may need to send special forces to fight the Islamic State

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he believes the United States will have to do more to defeat Islamic terrorists in the Middle East than conducting airstrikes and training Syrian rebels.

  • Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago. The...



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