French president says forces will operate independently, but will welcome requests to coordinate with Iraqi and American forces to strike ISIS targets in Iraq.
The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”
‘We’ll Determine That Based On How The Effort Goes': Biden Apparently Leaves Door Open For US Ground Troops In Iraq
Vice President Joe Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants.
Legislation gives President Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels for fight against Islamic State militants.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., over his stance on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group, stating that the potential Republican presidential contender has a “fundamental lack of understanding” of the threat they pose.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing militants attacking American forces and threatening the White House.
Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The nation’s top military leader told Congress Tuesday that he will recommend President Barack Obama consider using ground troops to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) if the expanded military campaign to the president laid out last week fails.
The strikes targeted Islamic State militants who were attacking Iraqi security forces near Baghdad.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warns the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will bring the fight to the United States if President Barack Obama doesn’t do more to combat the terror group.