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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.

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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)

Obama ‘Confident’ of Islamic State Group’s Defeat

President Barack Obama cast the worldwide campaign he’s leading to destroy the Islamic State group on Friday as part of a broader effort to root out extremism within the Muslim world, telling Jewish donors the U.S. “is on the right side of history.”

09/13/2014

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Rick Friedman-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: U.S. to Expand Airstrikes on Islamic State

President Barack Obama says the United States will wage a military campaign that will target Islamic State fighters with airstrikes “wherever they exist.”

09/10/2014

File photo of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: US Must Take On Islamic State Militants

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it’s critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organization.

09/09/2014

File photo of Rep. Paul Ryan. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan: Purported Beheading Reflects Obama Weakness

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says the circumstances that led to the purported beheading of a second U.S. journalist by the Islamic State group reflect a weakness of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy.

09/02/2014

Former CIA deputy director Mike Morell tells “CBS This Morning” that the U.S. needs to respond to the recent ISIS killings of Americans journalists, saying that the U.S. needs a plan to use airstrikes and troops on the ground in Syria to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Checking Report Of 2nd American Killed In Syria

The State Dept. is trying to find out if another American fighting alongside Islamic State troops was killed.

08/27/2014

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said that “open borders and immigration issues” have made Europeans and other foreigners who have joined ISIS an “immediate threat” to the U.S. and its allies domestically. (Pool photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Dempsey: ISIS An ‘Immediate Threat’ From ‘Open Borders And Immigration Issues’

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, said that “open borders and immigration issues” have made Europeans and other foreigners who have joined ISIS an “immediate threat” to the U.S. and its allies domestically.

08/22/2014

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey brief reporters at the Pentagon on plans to respond to the ISIS threat. (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

The Reuters-IPSOS Poll released on Tuesday follows the brutal Islamic State video released last week depicting the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley. But 62 percent of the U.S. adults surveyed said that governments should continue to reject ransom negotiations with terrorist groups regardless of similar threats from kidnappings and executions.   (credit: ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist

The Obama administration says it has not confirmed the authenticity of a video that purports to show the killing of an American journalist by Islamic State militants.

08/19/2014

President Obama made his remarks while at Martha's Vineyard. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Welcomes New Iraqi Leaders As ‘Step Forward’

President Obama speaks by telephone with Iraq’s newly appointed interim-prime minister as rescue operations continue in northern part of the country.

08/11/2014

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