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  • Why must media use the term ISIS?

    Why must media use the term ISIS?
    I was elated to see the article, "U.S.: Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq change Islamic State tactics" (Oct. 18), use the same terminology as President Barack Obama when referring to the Islamic State that we are currently combating. I wish I could say the same for the media. Prominent anchors and pundits on all the major network news and political shows consistently use the term ISIS as opposed to the commander-in-chief's term, ISIL.
  • Hastert recalls Sept. 11 evacuation of the Capitol

    The smoke he saw drifting across the National Mall on Sept. 11, 2001, while sitting behind his desk at the Capitol left a lasting impression onformer Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. "I couldn't look at that window the next five years without thinking about...

    Pentagon unveils name for ISIS battle: Operation Inherent Resolve

    The Pentagon has finally given a name to the international military effort against Islamic State militants: “Operation Inherent Resolve.” The name was revealed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff office Wednesday, more than two months after the U....

    No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says

    No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says
    Amid growing signs of the limits of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appealed for the public's patience Tuesday as he met with more than 20 defense chiefs of nations he enlisted in the struggling...

    Iraqis desperate for air cover as US moves warplanes to Kobani

    IRBIL, Iraq With the U.S. seemingly focused on helping Kurdish militias fight off an Islamic State advance at Kobani on the Turkey-Syria border, Islamist militants this week have seized one key military base in Iraq's Anbar province and have laid siege to...