By Charles Hoskinson | 09/23/14 08:24 PM
Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey said that he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back to Iraq if it were the only way to defeat Islamist extremists. Though widely seen as a gaffe, what he describes is a very possible worst-case scenario.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/23/14 06:32 PM
The first targets of U.S. air and missile strikes in Syria late Monday were bases of an Islamist extremist group that had received little mention amid the focus on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but that U.S. officials now say posed an imminent threat to the homeland.
09/23/14 05:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at...
09/23/14 03:46 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. Assad's remarks came hours after...
By Steve Doty | 09/23/14 02:39 PM
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday Congress needs to take its responsibility to authorize military action more seriously and if it doesn't, it'll set a precedent for future White House administrations to attempt to bypass congressional authorization.
By Becket Adams | 09/23/14 02:13 PM
There was a time when the president and his allies repeatedly mocked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election for the Republican candidate's numerous warnings on Syria, the Middle East, and general unrest aboard.
By Becket Adams | 09/23/14 12:54 PM
Shortly after President Obama's address on his decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, the White House released the text of a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner explaining the White House's supposed authority to take action in Syria without congressional consent and approval.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/23/14 12:39 PM
"With the world uniting to confront the brutality of [the Islamic State], we will disrupt, degrade and destroy this threat to global security and stability," the California Democrat said.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/23/14 11:20 AM
"I support the airstrikes launched by the president, understanding that this is just one step in what must be a larger effort to destroy and defeat this terrorist organization. I wish our men and women in uniform Godspeed as they carry out this fight,—� the Ohio Republican said.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/23/14 09:46 AM
"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.
By Brian Hughes | 09/22/14 08:54 PM
President Obama at a United Nations Security Council summit this week will urge other world powers to do more to monitor breeding grounds for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/22/14 08:04 PM
The report notes that homegrown extremists remain a threat, and there are emerging threats from new technologies, such as cyberterrorism and the use of social media to recruit potential terrorists, as well as the persistent desire of extremists to gain control of chemical, biological or nuclear...
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/22/14 01:27 PM
A new nonprofit that was established Monday seeks to "name and shame" the sources of financing for Islamist extremist groups and bring public pressure to cut them off.
By Brian Hughes | 09/22/14 12:55 PM
To date, the White House had not publicly revealed that Americans fighting on behalf of the Islamic State were back in the U.S. The FBI is now monitoring the American-born fighters who have come home, a senior administration official confirmed.
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/21/14 05:28 PM
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said the United States is hardly alone in the quest to defeat Islamic terrorists.
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