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  • John Boehner: We need a plan for ISIS

    Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's awaiting President Obama's plan for combating Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria.

  • Islamic State makes Americans want to bomb Syria: poll

    The support cuts across party lines, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents agreeing that airstrikes are needed in both Iraq and Syria.

  • Does Syria's air defense have a back door?

    Syria's air defense system is so weak along its northern and western borders that U.S. authorities are brushing aside Damascus' demands that it must sign off on any U.S.-led airstrikes within its borders.

  • President Obama has failed to convince Americans that the Islamic State isn't a serious threat

    The CNN/ORC survey found that seven in 10 Americans say they believe the Islamic State has the ability to launch an attack on U.S. soil. A majority of survey respondents say they support the U.S. taking a more active role in combating this threat.

  • Why does the Obama administration say 'ISIL' while everyone else says 'ISIS'?

    The Islamic State, the terrorist group that has rampaged across Iraq and Syria, is often referred to by the press and U.S. lawmakers as "ISIS," meaning the "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria."

  • VIDEO: Press secretary looks ahead to Obama's Islamic State plan

    During his daily press briefing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest gave a preview of what to expect from President Obama's press conference on Wednesday.

  • Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio differ on combatting ISIS

    Leading Republicans who could find them facing off for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in just a few months have staked out different positions on combatting the Islamic State.

  • Top Democrats want Obama's ISIS strategy to address Syria

    It's not just hawkish Republicans urging President Obama to take hard line against the Islamic State. Democrats also want to see a more aggressive White House.

  • Obama won't ask Congress to authorize military action against ISIS

    President Obama signaled on Sunday that he doesn’t intend to ask Congress to authorize additional military action against the Islamic State, but suggested he could seek a vote to make available additional resources. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Obama told host Chuck Todd that...

  • Obama to outline ISIS plans Wednesday

    President Obama plans to make a major speech to the nation Wednesday that will lay out his plans for confronting and defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to a White House spokeswoman.

  • Can Obama win the fight against ISIS?

    Obama has taken some steps against ISIS, namely bombing strikes in Iraq. But he must do more. It is not enough to try to contain ISIS.

  • Syrian strikes on Islamic State stronghold kill 29

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria launched a series of airstrikes targeting a stronghold of the Islamic State extremist group on Saturday, killing at least 29 people, most of whom died when one of the missiles slammed into a crowded bakery, activists said. The eight airstrikes smashed parts of buildings, set...

  • French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

    PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria identified one of his captors Saturday as a Frenchman suspected of later killing four at the Brussels Jewish Museum, saying the militant had took sadistic delight in mistreating prisoners. Nicolas Henin said he...

  • AP Analysis: US wary over hitting Syrian militants

    BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their infrastructure in Syria. That, however, is far more...

  • GOP senator seeks new authority against militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is pushing legislation authorizing the president to use military force against Islamic state militants in Iraq, Syria and wherever else they threaten U.S. interests. Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma is circulating a draft...



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