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  • Walter Pincus: Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground promise will be tested in fight against Islamic State

    Walter Pincus: Obama's no-boots-on-the-ground promise will be tested in fight against Islamic State
    The focus on sound-bite slogans such as no U.S. "boots on the ground" and "what will victory look like?" miss the key point of President Obama's plan to lead a multinational coalition in the fight against the terrorist group self-proclaimed as the Islamic...
  • Syria was warned of coming airstrikes, state media report

    U.S. officials informed the Syrian government in advance of Washington’s plans to bomb suspected Islamic State militant sites within its borders, Syrian state media reported Tuesday. The disclosure was made in a note from U.S. Secretary of State...
  • U.S. won Arab support for airstrikes, but challenges remain

    U.S. won Arab support for airstrikes, but challenges remain
    It was a telling contrast: a high-profile shout-out Tuesday from President Obama to Arab allies who joined in U.S.-led airstrikes against Sunni Muslim militants in Syria – coupled with cautious, distancing and sometimes belated statements from the...
  • Erdogan says Turkey may give military support to U.S.-led coalition

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey could give military or logistical support to U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday. "We will give the necessary support to the operation. The...
  • Exclusive: Courting Vietnam, U.S. prepares to ease arms embargo

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 40 years after the United States helicoptered its last soldiers out of Vietnam in an ignominious retreat, Washington is moving closer to lifting an arms embargo on its former enemy, with initial sales likely to help Hanoi...
  • U.S., allies launch first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

    The United States and its Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing scores of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, opening a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war....
  • U.N. puts spotlight on climate change

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With crises from Islamic State to Ebola competing for attention, the United Nations on Tuesday will zero in on climate change, giving leaders from 125 countries a platform to explain how they plan to address the issue. A huge march...
  • U.S. airstrikes hit both Islamic State, Nusra Front targets in Syria

    WASHINGTON The U.S. military and unidentified "partner nations" early Tuesday launched a bombing campaign against Islamist positions inside Syria, marking the first Western air raids on that country since a rebellion erupted there in 2011. The attacks...
  • U.S., Arab allies begin airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    The United States and Arab allies bombed Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, pursuing a campaign against militants into a war at the heart of the Middle East. "I...
  • Obama faces hurdles at U.N. Security Council meeting

    When he heads to the United Nations this week, President Obama will try to rally the world around military operations against Sunni extremists in Iraq, without invoking his predecessor's similar effort, which failed before the global body 11 years ago....
  • US, 'partner nations' strike targets in Syria with aircraft, Tomahawk missiles

    WASHINGTON The U.S. military and unidentified "partner nations" early Tuesday launched a bombing campaign against Islamic State positions inside Syria, marking the first Western air raids on that country since a rebellion erupted in 2011 and turned into...