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  • House agenda doesn't include Syria

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy told fellow GOP lawmakers in a memo that the House will continue "aggressive oversight work," but there is no immediate plan to take up legislation giving President Obama the green light to bomb Syria.

  • US: Terrorist could get Syria chemical weapons

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council...

  • Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaida on doorstep

    MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights (AP) — For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis in the lush, hilly Golan Heights who have long considered Syrian President Bashar Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more...

  • White House worried about threat from Americans fighting for ISIS

    President Obama and his advisers don't think the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is ready to pose a direct terrorist threat to the U.S., but they're worried about the group's ability to attract Americans.

  • Congress may not vote on military strikes

    Although some members of Congress have called for a debate on possible U.S. military action in Iraq and Syria, leaders have little time and little appetite for taking up a measure authorizing action when it returns next week from the summer recess.

  • Chuck Hagel: More than 100 Americans fighting for ISIS

    Authorities have been concerned that Americans and citizens of other Western nations could potentially return and launch terror attacks in their home countries.

  • Senate Democrat to file bill for airstrikes in Syria

    Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Monday night he would file a measure giving Obama "clear authority" to order the bombing when Congress returns next week.

  • Obama defends 'no-strategy' remarks

    "I was specifically referring to the possibility of a military strategy inside of Syria that might require congressional approval," Obama said in a press conference Wednesday.

  • Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks...

  • Editorial cartoon: Layers of strategy

    Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: Projecting weakness

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose? Here are some...

  • ISIS reportedly beheads second U.S. journalist

    Steven Joel Sotloff, the U.S. journalist last seen being threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, appears to have been beheaded in a video released Tuesday by the Islamist extremist group.

  • White House: 'Our thoughts, prayers' are with Sotloff family

    The White House could not immediately confirm reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Former President Obama spokesman: 'No strategy' remark was a 'winceable moment'

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday joined the chorus of pundits who've questioned President Obama for stating last week during a press briefing that the White House has no strategy yet for dealing with ISIS.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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  • A War President—Sort of

    On September 10, President Barack Obama announced in a prime-time television address that the United States would be going to war—sort of. He explained that terrorists in Iraq and Syria threatened...

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