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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Dempsey: I Will Recommend Using Ground Troops To Combat ISIS If Expanded Military Campaign Fails

The nation’s top military leader told Congress Tuesday that he will recommend President Barack Obama consider using ground troops to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL) if the expanded military campaign to the president laid out last week fails.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks as he takes part in a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Jan. 2, 2014. (credit: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Graham: Obama ‘Needs To Rise To The Occasion Before We All Get Killed Back Here At Home’ By ISIS

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warns the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will bring the fight to the United States if President Barack Obama doesn’t do more to combat the terror group.


Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to the media during a press conference at the conclusion of the AUSMIN talks at Admiralty House on Aug. 12, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (credit: Dan Himbrechts - Pool/Getty Images)

Iranian Supreme Leader Rejects US Offer For Cooperation Against ISIS

Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced Monday that Iran has privately refused U.S. requests for cooperation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.


Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks during the ceremonial groundbreaking of the future U.S. Diplomacy Center at the State Department's Harry S. Truman Building on Sept. 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry: Some Have Offered To Put Boots On The Ground To Fight ISIS, ‘But We Are Not Looking For That’

Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast.


An immigration lawyer sorts through an immigrant's valid and expired passports. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

House Dem: US In ‘Great Danger’ From Europeans Travelling Without Visas

A House Democrat wants to suspend British, French and German citizens from visa-free travel to the U.S. because of “large numbers” of Islamic extremists.


Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., questions witnesses about military equipment given to local law enforcement departments by the federal government during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing about at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Sept. 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: ‘Civilized Islam Will Have To Step Up’ To Take On ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling on “civilized Islam” to help take on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group.


Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, June 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bachmann: FBI Told Me Americans Who Joined ISIS Would Be Allowed To Return To US

Rep. Michele Bachmann says she was told by the FBI that Americans who joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in the Middle East would be allowed to return to the U.S.


Rebel fighters walk in front of damaged buildings in Karam al-Jabal neighborhood of Aleppo on Aug. 26, 2014. (credit: ZEIN AL-RIFAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Former CIA Deputy Director: ‘Chance Of Success Is Not High’ Going With Syrian Opposition To Take Out ISIS

Former CIA deputy director Mike Morell is concerned that the United States will have trouble combating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group in Syria.


Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., speaks as he chairs a hearing entitled, "Leading the Way: Adapting to South Florida's Changing Coastline." by the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Science and Space at Miami Beach's City Hall on April 22, 2014 in Miami Beach, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dem. Senator: U.S. ‘Will Probably Put Boots on the Ground’ to Battle ISIS

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that he will be expanding airstrikes, including into Syria, and sending nearly 500 more U.S. troops to advise and assist Iraqi forces to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. The president reiterated that American combat forces will not be fighting on foreign soil, but one Democratic senator believes that boots will eventually be put on the ground to take on ISIS.


President Obama delivered his prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Congressional Reaction To Obama’s Speech

General approval from Democrats and Republicans in Congress to the president’s ISIS strategy address to the nation.





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