By Donna Cassata, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama’s expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq.
By Ken Dilanian, Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press
While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United…
In the 20 years since President Bill Clinton signed the AmeriCorps National Service Program into existence, more than 900,000 participants have worked on service projects across the U.S. They've tutored kids, aided communities after disaster and fought hunger. The former…
By Stephen Braun, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush’s administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.
By Andrew Troast
Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a video Thursday, proclaiming the establishment of a new branch of the terrorist organization in India.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Tuesday, the Pentagon confirmed that a U.S. airstrike in Somalia overnight targeted the leader of the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab. It was unclear whether Ahmed Abdi Godane -- the alleged mastermind behind the raid of a Kenyan…
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the week’s top news, including the threat of the Islamic State, the struggle to unify allies in the Mideast, the prospects of immigration reform…
By PBS NewsHour
Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution and Steven Simon of the Middle East Institute join Judy Woodruff to discuss the threat the Islamic State poses and how they’re recruiting members, including westerners.
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