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  • Netherlands may contribute F-16 fighter planes to counter IS: report

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will consider contributing F-16 fighter jets to help counter the Islamic State group, a Dutch daily said on Thursday, but the government said any decision on action must await planning consultations with the United...
  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-...
  • Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria

    Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria
    A day after his top military advisor opened the door to putting U.S. combat troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appeared to slam it shut again Wednesday, declaring that American troops "do not and will not have a combat mission." The...
  • Rochester, N.Y., man charged with trying to help Islamic State militants

    WASHINGTON — A Rochester, N.Y., man has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder American soldiers, the Justice Department said Tuesday. A federal grand jury in...
  • U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) - Some U.S. military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight...
  • U.S. should listen to the Jay Garners who back the Kurds

    Playing the historical what-if game can be as frustrating as it is fascinating. What if the Greeks had not defeated Xerxes' Persians at Salamis? What if Hitler had attacked Moscow rather than Stalingrad? And what if the Bush administration had...
  • With strings attached, House approves Obama plan for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON A divided House of Representatives gave tentative approval Wednesday to President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State, as members of both parties expressed concerns about the plans and...
  • Obama could deploy U.S. military advisers to forward positions in Iraq: White House

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would consider requests to "forward deploy" U.S. military advisers with Iraqi troops "on a case-by-case basis" if they are needed, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Wednesday. "They would...
  • Air strikes not enough to destroy Islamic State: U.S. general

    WIESBADEN Germany (Reuters) - Air strikes alone will not be enough to destroy Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, and Baghdad will need training to rebuild ground forces capable of "going after them and rooting them out," the U.S. Army Chief of...
  • 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...