French president says forces will operate independently, but will welcome requests to coordinate with Iraqi and American forces to strike ISIS targets in Iraq.
The president stated that American forces “do not have a combat mission.”
The effort to train and arm Syrian rebels proved a tough sell with many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans now serving in the House. Wariness among veterans crossed party lines as Republicans Democrats alike said they feared weapons and training would one day be used against Americans instead of against militants seeking an Islamic state.
Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international charity group said Thursday, as the country’s intractable conflict threatens to deny an entire a generation of education.
A cell of “veteran al Qaeda fighters” may not be dominating headlines like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but the group of explosive-making experts from Osama bin Laden’s old network are a direct threat to U.S. aviation.
‘We’ll Determine That Based On How The Effort Goes': Biden Apparently Leaves Door Open For US Ground Troops In Iraq
Vice President Joe Biden is apparently leaving the door open to U.S. ground troops helping Iraqi security forces repel Islamic State militants.
Legislation gives President Obama the authority to train and arm Syrian rebels for fight against Islamic State militants.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., over his stance on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group, stating that the potential Republican presidential contender has a “fundamental lack of understanding” of the threat they pose.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing militants attacking American forces and threatening the White House.
Underscoring the multiple challenges facing his administration, President Barack Obama is consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants, just a day after boosting the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.