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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

File photo of U.S. President Barack Obama. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks Human Rights Waiver On War Funds

The Obama administration has asked Congress repeatedly to exempt its military effort against the Islamic State from a longstanding ban on U.S. assistance to torturers and war criminals, highlighting doubts about finding “clean” American allies in a region wracked by ethnic animosity and religious extremism.

11/13/2014

A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on September 11, 2014. (credit: JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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 flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on September 11, 2014. (credit: JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Egyptian, Libyan Jihadist Groups Pledge Allegiance To ISIS

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, a jihadi organization based in the Sinai Peninsula that has carried out several attacks targeting Egyptian security forces, has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

11/10/2014

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

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.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US General Urges Arab Allies To ‘Deny Legitimacy’ Of ISIS

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.

10/27/2014

An explosion is seen as smoke rises on the outskirts of the Syrian town of Kobani near the Mursitpinar border crossing, on the Turkish-Syrian border, as seen from the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Oct. 24, 2014. (credit: Kutluhan Cucel/Getty Images)

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.

10/26/2014

As Washington warns of a drawn-out fight against the Islamic State group and the Obama administration looks to send more American troops to help Iraq in the war against the extremists, Baghdad has offered its top war room as a model for a future joint U.S.-Iraqi command headquarters.   (credit: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say ISIS Threat Very Important

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.

10/24/2014

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Rep. King: US Needs To ‘Go All Out With Surveillance’ Of Muslims

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., belives the U.S. needs to forget about political correctness and “go all out with surveillance” of Muslims.

10/24/2014

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