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  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Washington -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration's new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the...
  • 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...
  • Wednesday: Will America support boots on the ground?

    Wednesday: Will America support boots on the ground?
        They are the four words Americans didn’t want to hear. “Boots on the ground.” America can handle air strikes when it comes to fighting Islamic State, because it seems, well, less bloody. But soldiers fighting on the ground?...
  • U.S. expands Iraq campaign with strike against Islamic State near Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military struck an Islamic State target southwest of Baghdad, U.S. Central Command said on Monday, in an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large swaths of Iraq and...
  • Iraqi army launches offensive on Islamic State in 3 cities

    Iraqi army launches offensive on Islamic State in 3 cities
    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 Haditha in the...
  • 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...
  • FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible

    FBI: U.S. airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible
    Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday. Islamic State is "committed to instilling...
  • Saudi Arabia's top clerics speak out against militancy

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's top clerical council, the only body in the country authorized to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, declared on Wednesday that "terrorism is a heinous crime" under Sharia, and perpetrators should be made an example...
  • After Obama speech, Islamic State wins new recruits in Syria-monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has won new recruits in Syria since President Barack Obama signaled last week that air strikes against the group will be expanded from Iraq to its strongholds in northern and eastern Syria, a group monitoring the war...
  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...