General approval from Democrats and Republicans in Congress to the president’s ISIS strategy address to the nation.
Strategy will include U.S. led air strikes and the training and arming of Syrian rebels opposed to the Islamic State group. He promises no “boots on the ground” for American forces.
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.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney says that ISIS terrorists are “very much a threat to the United States, to our friends and allies,” adding that the recent beheading of an American reporter is “what’s in store for the rest of the world” should the U.S. not respond with force.
Rep. Peter King, chairman of the sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, once again suggested the 9/11 terror attacks are directly linked to current Middle East unrest, saying that “ISIS is more of a threat to the United States now than Al-Qaeda was prior to September 11.”
Humanitarian cease-fire begins Friday; organizers hope it will lead to peace talks.
The temporary lull in the fighting follows a “Day of Rage” across the Palestinian territories.
Blacksburg, Va. (CBS DC) – A Virginia Tech English professor is using social media to vent criticisms of Israel, including a comparison made between the radical Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the […]
Says U.S. will continue to closely monitor the situation.
Lawyers for Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attack say the FBI has questioned more people who work as support staff on their legal teams than previously disclosed, a development that may prompt a new detour in an already snarled case as the war crimes tribunal reconvened Monday at this U.S. base.