Islamic State of Iraq

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the situation in Iraq on June 13, 2014 on the south lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Faces Impending Choice On How To Curb Iraq Violence Following Weekend Getaway

Wrapping up a weekend away with his family, President Barack Obama was returning to Washington Monday faced with an impending choice on how to act to stop violent insurgents bringing chaos to Iraq.


House Speaker John Boehner speaks during a news conference on June 12, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama ‘Taking A Nap’ On What Is Happening In Iraq

President Barack Obama has not ruled out any options on stopping Islamic militants from capturing Iraqi cities.


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to a crowd during a book signing for her new book, "Hard Choices" at a Barnes & Noble on June 10, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Clinton: I’m Surprised By Effectiveness Of Islamic Militants Capturing Iraqi Cities

Hillary Clinton says what’s happening in Iraq is “a dreadful, deteriorating situation” and she’s surprised by the effectiveness of the al Qaeda-inspired group that has captured major cities there.


A vehicle drives past the burnt out remains of an Iraqi army vehicle seen at the Kukjali Iraqi Army checkpoint, some 10km of east of the northern city of Mosul, on June 11, 2014. (credit: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Islamic State Of Iraq: We Have Old Scores To Settle With Baghdad Government

An al Qaeda splinter group has vowed to march on to Baghdad after seizing two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq, as the nation’s military reportedly launched its first airstrikes against the militants in one of the locations.


A picture taken with a mobile phone shows a vehicle ablaze on a road in Hawijah, west of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq on June 11, 2014. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Al-Qaeda Condemns Islamic State Of Iraq, Severed Ties With Militants

Al-Qaeda-inspired militants seized effective control Wednesday of Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, expanding their offensive closer to the Iraqi capital as soldiers and security forces abandoned their posts following clashes with the insurgents.