Islamic State militants

Russia Considers Deeper Military Role In Syria Despite US CriticismRussia is considering taking steps toward strengthening its role in the fight against Islamic fighters in Syria if conditions worsen, despite criticism from the United States.
Obama: U.S. Lacks 'Complete Strategy' For Training IraqisObama said the Pentagon is reviewing plans to ramp up training and assistance to the Iraqi forces, but he added there must be full commitment by the Iraqis themselves.
Push To Write New War Powers For Obama Stalls In CongressA move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration's 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress. It might even be dead.
Obama: US Must Resist 'Overreach' Abroad, Resources 'Not Infinite'Obama: US Must Resist 'Overreach' Abroad, Resources 'Not Infinite'
Mother Discovers Kidnapped 3-Year-Old Son On ISIS PropagandaThe mother of a 3-year-old boy is pleading with Islamic State militants to return her son after she discovers the boy on ISIS propaganda images being circulated online.
US And Iran Both Striking ISIS, But Deny Any Official AllianceIranian airstrikes were conducted against ISIS militants in Iraq over the past week, showing Tehran’s growing military role against the Sunni extremists, and exposing that the U.S. and Iran have a common goal despite no acknowledgement of an alliance from either country.
Rangel: ISIS 'Not A Threat To Our National Security'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.
Twitter CEO: ISIS Has Threatened Employees With Death Threats For Blocking AccountsTwitter’s CEO says that ISIS militants have used personal death threats against him and the company’s staff in response to the shutting down of the Islamic State’s accounts.
Report: Pentagon Officials Still Have No Name For Military Operation Against ISISAmerica’s newest military campaign against Islamic State militants intensified this week but a major problem remains for the Pentagon: the operation has no name
Kerry: US Expecting Help From Turkey Against ISISThe United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
Sotloff Family Spokesperson: White House Did Nothing To Help UsMurdered 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.
Graham On Obama Foreign Policy: 'Who Would Trust This Guy' Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said that President Obama’s Wednesday address needs to show that his foreign policy is more than “not to be Bush,” reiterating that Obama needs to “instill fear and respect” with terrorist organizations.