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McCain Blocks Confirmation Of Obama’s Nominee To Be America’s 2nd-Highest Ranked Diplomat

Sen. John McCain is blocking the confirmation of President Barack Obama’s nominee to be America’s second-highest ranked diplomat.

12/04/2014

Iranian airstrikes were conducted against ISIS militants in Iraq over the past week, showing Tehran’s growing military role against the Sunni extremists, and exposing that the U.S. and Iran have a common goal despite no acknowledgement of an alliance from either country.  (credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

US And Iran Both Striking ISIS, But Deny Any Official Alliance

Iranian airstrikes were conducted against ISIS militants in Iraq over the past week, showing Tehran’s growing military role against the Sunni extremists, and exposing that the U.S. and Iran have a common goal despite no acknowledgement of an alliance from either country.

12/04/2014

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants and gives the military the authority to train moderate Syrian forces.  (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Adam K. Thomas / U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Congress Agrees On $585 Billion Defense Bill

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a $585 billion defense policy bill that provides funds to expand the U.S. mission in Iraq to counter Islamic State militants and gives the military the authority to train moderate Syrian forces.

12/02/2014

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CBS News: Iran Using US-Made Jets To Bomb ISIS Positions In Iraq

Iran is using American-made F-4 Phantom jets purchased during the time of the Shah to bomb positions held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Iraq, CBS News correspondent David Martin reports.

12/02/2014

Mitt Romney delivers remarks during a "CoMITT to the Comeback" rally for Michigan republican candidates on Oct. 2, 2014 in Livonia, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Romney: ‘We Now Have Terrible Visions Being Shown On TV’ Due To Obama’s Mistakes On ISIS

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney believes President Barack Obama was “wrong” for saying that the U.S. would not use ground forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

11/17/2014

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Obama: Beheading Of Kassig By ISIS Is ‘Act Of Pure Evil’

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has beheaded Peter Kassig, releasing a video Sunday showing a masked militant standing over the severed head of a man it said was the former U.S. Army Ranger-turned-aid worker, who was seized while delivering relief supplies in Syria last year.

11/17/2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey listens during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on Nov. 13, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ‘We’re Certainly Considering’ Dispatching US Forces To Fight With Iraqi Troops Against ISIS

In a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) purportedly said the U.S.-led coalition’s campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.

11/14/2014

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ISIS Leader Calls For ‘Volcanoes Of Jihad’ In New Recording

The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has purportedly said the extremist group will fight to the last man, in a strident audio recording released Thursday that was his first public statement since a U.S.-led alliance launched airstrikes against his fighters in Iraq and Syria.

11/13/2014

A picture taken on Nov. 6, 2014 from the Turkish city of Mursitpinar shows smoke rising during a shelling by Islamic State militants to the Syrian city of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab. (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Command Can’t Confirm If ISIS Leader Was Present During Airstrikes That Destroyed Vehicle Convoy

Coalition airstrikes targeting a gathering of Islamic militant leaders in Iraq destroyed a vehicle convoy, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Saturday.

11/10/2014

Iraqi forces on an armored personnel carrier (APC) advance in the Jurf al-Sakhr area, north of the Shiite shrine city of Karbala on October 30, 2014, after they retook the area from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists over the weekend after months of fighting the regain the ground. (credit: HAIDAR HAMDANI/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Militants Kill More Than 200 Iraqi Sunni Tribesmen In Recent Days

An Iraqi official and a Sunni tribal leader say Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants have shot dead 36 Sunni tribesmen, women and children, pushing the total number of people killed by the group’s apparent drive to punish the tribe in recent days to more than 200.

11/03/2014

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