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  • Spokesperson Marie Harf, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel leaves the Capitol Hill offices
    President Obama dispatches State Dept. spokesperson Marie Harf to combat ISIS
    This is not your grandfather's war on terror. No longer are wars fought in trenches, with boots on the ground, between two defined adversaries costing thousands of lives on both sides. Today, wars are waged online, tracked on Twitter, and...
  • Iraqis ran from the fight
    Iraqi pluralism slipped away as America withdrew
    A lot of people saw this coming and were correct about it. The policy to withdraw from Iraq post-haste left a vacuum in the balance of power that held the notion of a pluralistic state together by a thread. Now, let’s be realistic about...
  • Obama admitted that his administration underestimated ISIS threat
    Obama on 60 Minutes acknowledges administration underestimated ISIS threat
    President Barack Obama admitted 2014 that his administration underestimated the threat of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in a CBS' '60 Minutes' interview with Steve Kroft that was taped on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 and aired...
  • Obama: U.S. Intelligence got it wrong about ISIS
    Obama: U.S. Intelligence got it wrong about ISIS
    Among the what-ifs in history, political scientists have continued to posit the question what would the world look like if George W. Bush had known reports of Saddam Hussein having “yellow cake” to build a nuclear weapon were erroneous...
  • Boehner ISIS
    Boehner: ISIS are 'barbarians,' Obama needs boots on the ground, says Boehner
    John Boehner weighed in on the growing ISIS conflict Sunday, saying that President Obama has not done enough, and that Congress should be recalled into session so a vote can be presented for putting “boots on the ground.” House Speaker...
  • French pound ISIS
    Break the ISIS fight into smaller bites
    Mark Preston, CNN, provides a story today describing the outcome of a poll that says Americans want to fight ISIS but not with our troops on the ground. That is obvious. The question for military planners and experts is how can they achieve...
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner believes US ground troops are necessary in the fight against ISIS
    Boehner wants Congress to vote on ground troops in war against ISIS
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH might agree with President Barack Obama on military action against ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but he does not think the president is doing enough. While in Portland, Maine Boehner sat down...
  • Islamic State News: Canadian ISIS fighter warns West of NYC hit
    Vice News: Shocking video shows Islamic State terrorist 'warning' of NYC attack
    A Canadian ISIS terrorist appeared in a Vice News video, and warned the West that an attack on New York City is being planned by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The disturbing footage comes on the heels of rumors the radical group of...
  • ISIS plan to attack U.S. and Paris subways imminent?
    ISIS plan to attack U.S. and Paris subways imminent?
    According to Iraq’s prime minister and reported by the Associated Press and Fox News on Thursday, an attack by the radical Muslim ISIS’ foreign fighters on the United States and Paris’ subway systems is imminent, although...
  • Obama meets Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
    U.S. and allied troops needed back in Iraq
    Procrastination and stubbornness will cost more American lives. Americans should have left a residual force in Iraq. The consequence is that the Islamic State has taken hold. The Iraqi military is deficiently prepared to take back and to defend...
  • Obama called for the world and Muslim nations' help in the destruction of ISIS in his UN General Assembly speech
    In UN speech Obama issues call to destroy ISIS the "cancer of violent extremism"
    President Barack Obama delivered his annual address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 where he covered important issues the United States is facing at home and abroad. The president emphasized in...
  • CRS aids war victims in Iraq
    Catholic Relief agency feeding Iraq's war victims
    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is feeding the hungry in war-torn Iraq. Around 1.8 million people have been displaced by the attacks from the terrorist army ISIL.Most have fled into Iraq's northern Kurdistan region. CRS, working with Caritas,...
  • President Obama: Airstrikes, political risk and ISIS
    President Obama: Airstrikes, political risk and ISIS
    Comfortable, confident and calm in his decisions, President Barack Obama joked with representative of five Arab nations. President Obama launched airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, but still faces huge political risks at home and...
  • More Iraqis into Jordan and Turkey
    UN says more Iraqis fleeing to Jordan and Turkey
    To escape the terrorist army ISIL, more Iraqis are fleeing to neighboring countries Jordan and Turkey. Over 10,000 Iraqis have arrived in Jordan while in Turkey 103,000 refugees have registered with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).Melissa Fleming,...
  • Airstrikes against Syria
    Airstrikes against Syria
    Airstrike's hit SyriaLate Monday evening, the United States and Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Qatar started a military strike against Islamic State strongholds in Syria. The U.S and its allies struck more than a...