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Carter: Civilian Risk If U.S. Bombs Islamic State

Former President Jimmy Carter warns American airstrikes are likely to kill more civilians than ISIS members without spotters on the ground.

09/22/2014

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

Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action in the region. 
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Republicans Demand Obama Form A Strategy To Defeat ISIS

Several Republicans have called on President Obama to lay out a strategy to defeat ISIS in the wake of the videotaped beheading of American journalist James Foley by the militant Islamic group.

08/24/2014

Joint Chiefs Chair: 'No Safe Haven' For ISIL Militants (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon: Islamic State Militants Will Regroup

American air strikes have disrupted ISIS military operations, but Def. Sec. Hagel warns the Islamic extremist group will eventually recover and begin a new offensive.

08/21/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq in the State Dining Room at the White House. Obama said he authorized targeted air strikes and relief supply drops in Iraq to prevent "genocide" by Islamist extremists against minorities.  (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Authorizes Air Strikes In Iraq

Says U.S. will do all it can to protect American personnel and stave off potential humanitarian crisis.

08/07/2014

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad, vowing to push toward Iraq's capital city.   (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic Militants Continue Advance, Capture Two Towns Near Baghdad

Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad.

06/13/2014

A Palestinian tutor teaches a class at a school in Gaza City on April 2, 2013. (credit: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

New Gaza Law Mandates Separate Classrooms For Boys, Girls

A new Gaza law mandating separate classrooms for boys and girls from age nine is another worrisome sign that the territory’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers are gradually imposing their fundamentalist practices, the head of a Gaza women’s group warned Tuesday.

04/02/2013

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