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Smoke rises from a bomb planted by Islamic State militants after it was detonated near the Iraqi village of Tuz Khurmatu in Salaheddin province, on Sept. 1, 2014. (credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

ISIS Releases Video Showing Militants Attacking US Troops, Threatening White House

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing militants attacking American forces and threatening the White House.

09/17/2014

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks to the media during his daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room, on Sept. 8, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

White House Responds To Dempsey’s Comments: Obama ‘Will Not Deploy Ground Troops In Combat Role’

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.

09/17/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a discussion on the American family and cultural values." at Catholic University on July 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rubio Positioning Himself As Leading Foreign Policy Hawk Among Republicans Considering White House Runs

Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.

09/17/2014

Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff’s friend says the U.S. government did nothing to assist his family in their dealings with Islamic State militants’ demands for ransoms – including government threats and bullying over attempts to buy him out the terrorists’ demands.  (credit: Etienne de Malglaive via Getty Images)

Sotloff Family Spokesperson: White House Did Nothing To Help Us

Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff’s friend says the U.S. government did nothing to assist his family in their dealings with Islamic State militants’ demands for ransoms – including government threats and bullying over attempts to buy him out the terrorists’ demands.

09/17/2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dempsey: I Will Recommend Using Ground Troops To Combat ISIS If Expanded Military Campaign Fails

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.

09/16/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks at a press conference after a bi-state meeting on security preparedness for the New York-New Jersey area on Sept. 15, 2014 in New York. (credit: Andrew Burt/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Terrorist Threat ‘Is More Complex’

New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.

09/16/2014

The strikes targeted Islamic State militants who were attacking Iraqi security forces near Baghdad.  (Photo by JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

First U.S. Airstrike In Expanded Iraq Fight

The strikes targeted Islamic State militants who were attacking Iraqi security forces near Baghdad.

09/15/2014

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as he takes part in a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham: Obama ‘Needs To Rise To The Occasion Before We All Get Killed Back Here At Home’ By ISIS

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.

09/15/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media during a press conference at the conclusion of the AUSMIN talks at Admiralty House on Aug. 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (credit: Dan Himbrechts - Pool/Getty Images)

Iranian Supreme Leader Rejects US Offer For Cooperation Against ISIS

Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Monday that Iran has privately refused U.S. requests for cooperation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

09/15/2014

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks during the ceremonial groundbreaking of the future U.S. Diplomacy Center at the State Department's Harry S. Truman Building on Sept. 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry: Some Have Offered To Put Boots On The Ground To Fight ISIS, ‘But We Are Not Looking For That’

Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast.

09/15/2014

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