The Islamic State militants have murdered, raped and choked off whole communities to the brink of starvation. So why don’t the inhabitants of the areas they control in Iraq and Syria rise up against them?…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
U.S. officials say retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play.
By Domenico Montanaro
Showing bipartisan American unity in the effort to fight the Islamic State militant group, Republican House Speaker John Boehner Thursday said Congress “ought to give the president what he's asking for."…
By Domenico Montanaro, Terence Burlij, Rachel Wellford and Simone Pathe
Today in the Morning Line: Obama tries to sell the public on fighting Islamic State group A shift from ‘light footprint’ West Point speech Looking for an ‘Obama Doctrine’? Keep looking (or stop) Obama just ramped up the ‘Global…
By Domenico Montanaro and Ruth Tam
Reaction to the prime-time address Wednesday night ranged from support to skepticism to questions of a lack of specifics for fighting the Islamic State militants.
By PBS NewsHour
By PBS NewsHour
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- In a major reversal, President Barack Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign Wednesday night to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants in two volatile Middle East nations authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the…
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