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  • McCain calls for dramatic increase in U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State

    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain called on Wednesday for a dramatic increase in U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and said the attacks should also extend into Syria. McCain told Reuters that the beheading...
  • U.S. could send another 300 military personnel to Iraq: official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has requested additional military personnel to provide security in Iraq, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The request for additional military personnel, which would include fewer than 300 people, has...
  • U.N. condemns Islamic State's 'horrific murder' of U.S. journalist

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by Islamic State, which he said has been terrorizing people across Syria and Iraq, the United Nations said. "The Secretary-...
  • Germany, Italy say prepared to send weapons to Iraq's Kurds

    BERLIN/ROME (Reuters) - Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fighting Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, in close coordination with the Baghdad central government....
  • James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council

    James Foley beheading video is authentic: National Security Council
    United States security officials believe the Islamic State video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley is authentic. "The U.S. Intelligence Community has analyzed the recently released video showing U.S. citizens James...
  • Obama unlikely to deepen Iraq military involvement, say U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite outrage at home and abroad over the grisly beheading of an American journalist, President Barack Obama is unlikely to deepen military involvement in Iraq or Syria and will instead stay the course with U.S. air strikes, U.S....
  • U.S. military continues to strike Islamic State in Iraq -U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. war planes continue to strike Islamic State targets in Iraq despite the militants' killing of a U.S. journalist in retaliation for President Barack Obama's air campaign in Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The United...
  • Obama: U.S. will be relentless with Islamic State after beheading

    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed that the United States will not be swayed from airstrikes against Islamic State after the group beheaded an American journalist, an act he said is proof that the militants stand for...
  • Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video

    BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist and its threat to "destroy the American cross" suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing large areas of Iraq and Syria to take aim at American targets despite the risks....
  • The time for action is now

    The Islamic State mistakenly thought the brutal execution of American journalist James Wright Foley would be a warning to the United States. Instead, they issued a call to arms. The insurgency controlling territory in Iraq and Syria has made its...
  • Airstrikes continue as Obama vows justice for killers; Pentagon weighs more troops

    WASHINGTON U.S. aircraft kept up a steady stream of strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday as President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and indicated that the United States would run his...