Obama urges lawmakers to approve more aggressive measures to fight Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq.
Former President Jimmy Carter warns American airstrikes are likely to kill more civilians than ISIS members without spotters on the ground.
The strikes targeted Islamic State militants who were attacking Iraqi security forces near Baghdad.
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.
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.
Says U.S. will do all it can to protect American personnel and stave off potential humanitarian crisis.
Islamic militants inspired by Al-Qaeda have captured two towns in the ethnically mixed province northeast of Baghdad.
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.