New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.
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.”
Arriving home in Wyoming, former Vice President Dick Cheney continued to hammer on his message that President Barack Obama’s policies are leaving the country more vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
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.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee believes President Barack Obama made a “mistake” for not condemning the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group more harshly for beheading American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee warns that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants are just “one plane ticket” away from coming to the United States.
Dempsey: I Will Recommend Military Move Directly Against ISIS Once I Determine They Are Direct Threat To Homeland
Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.
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.
Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are “savages” who must be brought to justice, said FBI Director James Comey, whose agents are directly involved in the investigation into the killing.
President Obama ordered American troops to search for Americans held in Syria, including journalist James Foley.