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  • Dutch say fight against Islamic State insurgents must go to Syria

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said on Friday that the fight against Islamic State insurgents can only be successful if the jihadi militants are confronted in Syria as well as Iraq. Germany, Italy, Britain and the United...
  • Aki Peritzis: Islamic State isn't just killing people, it's destroying a culture

    Before the world witnessed the full force of the Islamic State's brutality in the video this past week showing American journalist James Foley's murder, a different video revealed another kind of destruction the terrorist group is bent on inflicting....
  • Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now

     Vacation? Congress, engage the Islamic State now
    Nature abhors a vacuum — especially when that vacuum is a lawless region of Iraq and Syria overrun by a vicious pseudo-army of extremists known as the Islamic State. Unfortunately, a second vacuum complicates efforts to crush the marauders:...
  • Trudy Rubin: Sooner than later, US will have to confront Islamic State fighters

    How do you deal with a hideous terrorist group that has morphed into a Mideast state with a huge war chest and an aggressive army and beheads an American journalist? Since the gruesome slaughter of James Foley, U.S. officials are debating whether the...
  • U.S. prepares military options in Syria against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand U.S. action beyond the...
  • US sends mixed messages over potential military operations in Syria

    ISTANBUL The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn't seek the Assad regime's permission to defend American lives....
  • Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

    Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering. The White House on Friday...
  • Russia, China aim to close military technology gap with U.S.: Hagel

    NEWPORT Rhode Island (Reuters) - Russia and China are trying to close the technology gap with the U.S. military and developing weapons systems that appear designed to counter traditional U.S. advantages, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Wednesday....
  • Obama vows to 'destroy' Islamic State; critics still don't see strategy

    CARDIFF, Wales President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed to destroy the Islamic State, staking out a more aggressive stand than ever before. Skeptics, however, suggested he still doesn't have a clear strategy on combating the militant group, and Obama...
  • Cynthia M. Allen: Too much caution means few options for Obama

    President Barack Obama's recent admission that he does not yet have a strategy to deal with the Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL), which now holds significant territory in the Middle East, is the latest reminder that we are in a period of...
  • Trudy Rubin: Decision time on the Islamic State

    The beheading of a second American journalist on YouTube by Islamic State barbarians has finally focused U.S. attention on Syria. The Islamic State's sick, slick self-promotion its global glorification of the murders of James Foley and Steven Sotloff has...