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Iraqi Kurdish forces rest from fighting against jihadist militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on June 29, 2014 in the Iraqi village of Bashir (Basheer), 20 kilometers south of the city of Kirkuk. (credit: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Expert: ISIS’ Declaration Of Islamic State ‘Poses A Huge Threat To Al Qaeda’

The al Qaeda breakaway group that has seized much of Syria and Iraq has formally declared the establishment of a new Islamic state, demanding allegiance from Muslims worldwide in a move that could further strain relations with other militant groups.

06/30/2014

President Obama (Photo: Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: U.S. Can’t ‘Play Whack-A-Mole’ With Militant Groups

Due to their extreme ideology, President Barack Obama explained Sunday that the Sunni militants who have taken over parts of northern Iraq pose a “medium-and long- term threat” to the U.S.

06/22/2014

Sen. Linsey Graham, R-S.C., walks into a press conference about gun control regulation on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on Feb. 13, 2013. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Work With Iran Uncomfortable, Needed, Senator Says

A Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee says Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki cannot keep his country together, and a U.S. alliance with Iran might be needed to do so.

06/15/2014

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad, vowing to push toward Iraq's capital city.   (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic Militants Continue Advance, Capture Two Towns Near Baghdad

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad.

06/13/2014

A vehicle drives past the burnt out remains of an Iraqi army vehicle seen at the Kukjali Iraqi Army checkpoint, some 10km of east of the northern city of Mosul, on June 11, 2014. (credit: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State Of Iraq: We Have Old Scores To Settle With Baghdad Government

An al Qaeda splinter group has vowed to march on to Baghdad after seizing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq, as the nation’s military reportedly launched its first airstrikes against the militants in one of the locations.

06/12/2014

A picture taken with a mobile phone shows a vehicle ablaze on a road in Hawijah, west of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq on June 11, 2014. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Al-Qaeda Condemns Islamic State Of Iraq, Severed Ties With Militants

Al-Qaeda-inspired militants seized effective control Wednesday of Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, expanding their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts following clashes with the insurgents.

06/11/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (credit: U.S. Army via Getty Images)

US Government Kept Tabs On Bergdahl’s Whereabouts With Drones, Spies

The U.S. government kept tabs on Bergdahl’s whereabouts with spies, drones and satellites, even as it pursued off-and-on negotiations to get him back over the five years of captivity that ended on Saturday.

06/03/2014

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Photo credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Virginia State Sen. Pens Letter Praising Syrian President Assad

A Virginia state senator has sent a letter praising Syrian President Bashar Assad.

05/28/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at Uber's headquarters on March 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rubio: ‘We Are Less Safe Today Than We Were When Obama Took Office’

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, believes the United States has been less safe while President Barack Obama has been in office.

04/09/2014

The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said Sunday that there is a “high degree of probability” of an explosion during the Sochi Olympic games.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Chair: ‘The Terrorists Are Winning’ If Americans Avoid Olympics

Rep. Michael McCaul, Texas Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that “the security threat to the Olympics, this particular Olympics, [is] the greatest I think I’ve ever seen.”

01/27/2014

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