By Becket Adams | 09/16/14 06:42 PM
President Obama currently lacks the authority to wage war against the Islamic State, Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Angus King, I-Maine, explained at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/16/14 03:18 PM
The House on Tuesday voted by a narrow margin to advance government funding legislation that includes a provision to authorize President Obama to equip and train Syrians to fight against Islamic terrorists.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/16/14 01:36 PM
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back into Iraq if the administration's coalition-building strategy fails to curb the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
09/16/14 07:00 AM
GENEVA (AP) — As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that the Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed the bulk of atrocities in the civil war. The head...
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/16/14 06:14 AM
The House appears likely to give President Obama the authority he sought to arm and train Syrian rebels, but without the $500 million he sought to pay for it and with strict controls.
By Washington Examiner | 09/15/14 04:49 PM
Obama should feel duty-bound to seek authority from Congress for a war, and Congress should grant him that authority when he asks.
09/15/14 10:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group....
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/15/14 06:16 PM
The House will use a government spending bill as the vehicle to pass a resolution authorizing a U.S. mission to arm and train Syrian rebels against Islamic terrorists.
By Becket Adams | 09/15/14 05:36 PM
Did you know that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has been drawing a fair number of combatants from Belgium?
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/15/14 05:08 PM
The resolution would not authorize any money, but would allow contributions from foreign governments, a senior House Armed Services Committee aide said.
By Sean Lengell | 09/15/14 03:58 PM
The House minority leader applauded Republicans for a bill that would approve President Obama's request to support Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 01:24 PM
Democrats who were anti-war under President George W. Bush are much more supportive of military action under President Obama.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/14/14 02:04 PM
The civilian fighters in Syria are "getting better and more capable," Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/12/14 05:58 PM
Democratic and Republican lawmakers this week will likely form a bipartisan coalition to pass President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels.
By Justin Green | 09/13/14 07:26 PM
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria released Saturday a video showing another reported beheading of British aid worker David Haines.
By Paul Bedard | 09/30/14
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