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  • Iraqi PM says no to foreign ground troops in Islamic State fight

    Iraq's new leader told the Associated Press on Wednesday that foreign ground troops are unwanted and unnecessary in his country's fight against the Islamic State militant group. Prime Minister Haider Abadi's comments came a day after Army Gen. Martin E....
  • Obama reiterates that U.S. forces have no 'combat mission' in Iraq

    Emphasizing the American military’s unrivaled expertise, President Obama thanked service members Wednesday and repeated that U.S. forces taking on the Islamic State militant group would not serve in combat, a day after his top general repeatedly...
  • Gen. Dempsey: Islamic State dispersing into urban areas in Iraq

    Militants in Iraq are seeking to blunt the effectiveness of U.S. airstrikes by dispersing their forces into urban areas and increasingly adopting terror tactics such as suicide attacks and bombings, says a senior American military officer. “What...
  • Neocons turned Iraq into terrorist training ground

    Dick Cheney and his fellow neoconservatives misled us into a mismanaged war in Iraq where they were wrong on everything. This includes their reasons for the war, how long it would last and the sectarian violence it would unleash. They turned Iraq into the...
  • Kosovo imams arrested in push to stop fighters going to Syria, Iraq

    PRISTINA (Reuters) - At least nine imams were among 15 people arrested in Kosovo on Wednesday in the second major operation in weeks to try to stem the flow of young ethnic Albanians joining Islamist fighters in Iraq and Syria. A police source, who spoke...
  • Martin Schram: Winning Islam's other battle � for hearts and minds of Muslim youth

    This is the week Washington pounced on the question of whether or not American "boots on the ground" will be needed in our newest war against the terrifying forces of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq. It erupted Tuesday when the chairman of the...
  • Austrian court unfreeze ex-U.S. diplomat's family assets

    VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian court has unblocked assets owned by the wife of former U.S. diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad, ruling that Vienna prosecutors overstepped their authority by having her bank accounts frozen, the couple and their lawyers said....
  • Spain to replace Dutch in Turkey Patriot missile deployment

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will send a Patriot anti-ballistic missile battery to Turkey's southern border with Syria as part of a NATO initiative, Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said on Wednesday, replacing the Netherlands' contribution to the deployment....
  • Eyeing 'fatal blow' against IS, Britain lays ground to join U.S. air strikes

    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government is preparing the ground to join the United States in launching air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, but is moving cautiously to ensure it avoids a parliamentary defeat and acts as part of a regional...
  • Iraqi army launches offensive on Islamic State in three cities

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an intense military operation against Islamic State insurgents in three cities in central Iraq on Wednesday, fighting to regain control of lost ground, security sources said. The offensives in Ramadi, Falluja and...
  • Kaine's War Powers concerns prompt proposal for effort against ISIL

     Sen. Tim Kaine is giving voice to his longstanding concern that Presidents aren’t paying careful enough attention to the War Powers Act and what the Constitution says about the role of Congress when war looms, with legislation would specifically...