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  • 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...
  • U.S. Congress pushes ahead with bid to arm Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives began debating legislation on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants, and lawmakers said the measure would likely pass...
  • A hollow laugh

    A hollow laugh might be permitted at the alliance now announced as the result of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest journey through the Middle East, this time to construct an alliance to counterattack the latest Arab menace to America, ISIS....
  • War on Islamic State will be long and difficult, top defense officials tell Senate

    WASHINGTON In their first public briefing since President Barack Obama laid out his new strategy for defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the nation's two top defense officials on Tuesday provided few details of their plans and no guarantees...
  • House to vote Wednesday on training Syrian rebels, at least temporarily

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives is expected to approve a short-term measure Wednesday that would keep the federal government open after the fiscal year ends Sept. 30 and temporarily authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels to battle...
  • Turkish reluctance hurts U.S. plans for coalition against Islamic State

    ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - When Washington takes its bombing campaign against Islamic State fighters into Syria, the most it can probably hope for from one of its closest allies in the region will be grudging consent. Turkey, a NATO member with a big U....
  • Clarence Page: Obama's fight with the Islamic State

    As he offered to the nation his prescription for the Islamic State crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III." "Just when I thought I was out," sighed the young mob boss about his efforts to leave the...
  • U.N. chief urges nations to 'act decisively' on Islamic State

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries with the capacity to do so to take decisive action against Islamic State militants, who have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. "I ... urge the international community,...
  • German Muslims invite all faiths to day of prayer against Islamic State

    BERLIN (Reuters) - More than 2,000 German mosques have invited Germans of all religions to join their Friday prayers to present a united front against the Islamic State to try to dissuade young Muslims from traveling to fight with radical Islamists in...
  • Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane -monitor group

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said....
  • Iraqi official briefs Syria's Assad on campaign against Islamic State

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iraq's national security adviser briefed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on efforts to counter Islamic State on Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, the first such meeting since the United States launched air strikes on the radical...