The retired American general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition’s fight against Islamic State militants is urging allies to do more to combat the group’s extremist ideology.
House Intel Committee Chair: Conflict With ISIS Will Last Decades If US Doesn’t Put Special Forces On Ground
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that if the U.S. does not put Special Forces on the ground in Iraq and Syria, then the conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will last decades.
Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America’s partners step up their contribution to the fight.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., belives the U.S. needs to forget about political correctness and “go all out with surveillance” of Muslims.
Another message sent on the Twitter account of the mother of an American aid worker threatened with beheading in Syria again asks the Islamic State what she and her husband can do to save his life.
Senior US Military Officials: Iraqi Army Unlikely To Be Ready To Launch Major ISIS Counteroffensive For Many Months
Iraq’s fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.
Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., said that ISIS is “not a threat to our national security,” arguing that we should not be bombing in the region because we are not even at war.
Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday.
A new program by the Obama administration is being created to stop homegrown radicals.
The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants.