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BRIAN HOWEY: Coats eyes teetering Baghdad, harsh realities

BRIAN HOWEY: Coats eyes teetering Baghdad, harsh realities

It was a simple but troubling question for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats. “Could Baghdad fall to ISIS?”

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
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October 13, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana aid worker says in letter is afraid to die

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group said in a June letter that he's afraid to die and is saddened by the pain his captivity must be causing his family, his parents said Sunday.

October 06, 2014 7:16 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Turkey’s pivotal role in ISIS battle – and beyond

GUEST COMMENTARY: Turkey’s pivotal role in ISIS battle – and beyond

Turkey has announced a major shift in policy, in a direction strongly desired – and strongly pressed – by the United States and our allies in the war against ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria). The government in Ankara has agreed to allow Kurd forces from Iraq to cross Turkey…

October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

LONDON (AP) — Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

September 26, 2014 1:31 pm

US-led strikes hit IS group oil sites for 2nd day

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-led coalition warplanes bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Friday, taking aim for a second consecutive day at a key source of financing that has swelled the extremist group's coffers, activists said.

September 26, 2014 6:11 am

Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action.

September 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON | The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim…

September 23, 2014 11:00 pm Related
AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

President Barack Obama has declared, repeatedly, that U.S. ground troops will not have a combat mission in his war against the Islamic State. Obama ardently pledged he would not be "dragged" into another Iraq ground war.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: The wages of smart diplomacy

AUSTIN BAY: The wages of smart diplomacy

Four weeks ago, President Barack Obama declared organizing an effective international coalition was an essential predicate to defeating and destroying the threat to world order posed by the so-called Islamic State.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Fox News gives both sides of story

Among President Barack Obama's many bogus accomplishments listed in a recent letter is "Syria's giving up its chemical weapons."

September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Iran rejects global strategy against Islamic extremists

PARIS (AP) — As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.

September 15, 2014 6:12 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

Here’s a viewing assignment: A July edition of the PBS Frontline series titled “Losing Iraq.” 

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
CHARLES HAYNES: Why branding ISIS matters

CHARLES HAYNES: Why branding ISIS matters

“ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State — or whatever you want to call it.”

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

September 08, 2014 8:30 am
GENE POLICINSKI: Executing journalists a savage, futile act

GENE POLICINSKI: Executing journalists a savage, futile act

When will these ISIS terrorist thugs realize the phrase “U.S. journalist” concerns geography, not political science?

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Foley, Sotloff and the ‘Pottery Barn rule’

BRIAN HOWEY: Foley, Sotloff and the ‘Pottery Barn rule’

The words came from the lips of Sgt. Matthew Tiblow of Hobart, stationed with the Indiana National Guard 76th Infantry in Kuwait in 2008.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.

August 28, 2014 7:59 am

American militant born in Chicago killed in Syria

NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

August 27, 2014 7:37 am
GENE POLICINSKI: Foley showed courage in face of danger

GENE POLICINSKI: Foley showed courage in face of danger

To just mourn the brutal death of photojournalist James Foley seems not enough.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
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