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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Secretary of State John Kerry settles into his seat as he arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the US strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama speaks at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama spoke to members of the military after consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Pablo …

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama speaks at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama spoke to members of the military after consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Pablo …

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., seated left, confers with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the panel to examine President Barack Obama's strategy to co…

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama greets members of the military before taking the stage to speak at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama had earlier consulted with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic Stat…

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Iraq’s new prime minister says foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country’s fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama, center, with Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, right, Commander of the US Central Command (CentCom), before the start of a briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday.

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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON | The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants.

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. | President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

President Barack Obama, center, before the start of a briefing at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama was updated on the ongoing military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

President Barack Obama, center, with Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, right, Commander of the US Central Command (CentCom), before the start of a briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama was being updated on the ongoing milita…

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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Iraq’s new prime minister says foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country’s fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., seated left, confers with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the panel to examine President Barack Obama's strategy to co…

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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. It is the first in a seri…

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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama greets U.S. Rep. Kath Castor, D-Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla., as Gen. Lloyd Austin III, left, looks on after the president arrived at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The Tampa Tribune, Chris Urso)

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Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

WASHINGTON | American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and tra…

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Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

September 16, 2014 10:54 am
Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Members of the anti-war activist group CodePink interrupt a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. It is the first in a seri…

September 16, 2014 10:54 am
Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support fo…

September 16, 2014 10:54 am
Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in…

September 16, 2014 10:54 am
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