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More U.S. Troops Heading to Baghdad

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 7:27am 9/3/2014 at 7:27am

The White House has agreed to send 350 additional troops to Baghdad following a State Department request for more protection at the U.S. embassy and other installations.

Via Time:

“This action was taken at the recommendation of the Department of Defense after an extensive interagency review, and is part of the President’s...

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Islamic State Reportedly Beheads Steven Sotloff

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 2:07pm 9/2/2014 at 2:07pm

The Islamic State has issued a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. Sotloff was kidnapped in Syria in 2013.

Via NBC News:

The video, titled “A Second Message to America,” opens with a clip of President Barack Obama speaking after ISIS beheaded another American journalist, James Foley, last...

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Hundreds of Americans Have Fought for ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10:00am 9/1/2014 at 10:00am

During an appearance on FOX News Sunday, Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan was asked how many Americans have joined ISIS. His answer was nothing short of stunning.

Ian Tuttle of National Review has the details:

House Intel Chair: ‘Hundreds’ of Americans Have Fought with ISIS; Some Have Returned to U.S

How many Americans are...

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Texas and California in crosshairs of ISIS and Al Qaeda?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 5:35pm 8/29/2014 at 5:35pm

Watching the press conference that President Obama gave yesterday in which he revealed that his foreign policy has devolved from “don’t do stupid stuff” to “no strategy,” I was perplexed that the media was complaining more about the color of the suit instead of its emptiness.

Mulling over the subsequent coverage, I...

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Britain raises terror threat level to “highly likely”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 12:41pm 8/29/2014 at 12:41pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/terrorism-in-the-uk/11063882/Terror-attack-on-UK-highly-likely-as-threat-level-raised.html

Britain, home to many of the Jihadists fighting for ISIS, including the likely beheader of James Foley, has just raised its terror threat level.

The Telegraph reports, Terror attack on UK ‘highly likely’ as threat level raised:

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its second highest meaning an attack on...

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The Bad, Good and Worse news at Obama’s ISIS press conference

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 29, 2014 at 9:17am 8/29/2014 at 9:17am
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I was in class yesterday during Obama’s press conference, in which he announced the obvious: We have no strategy as to ISIS. So I didn’t get to watch it live and see the instant reaction.

There was Bad, Good and Worse news.

The bad news: We have no strategy as to ISIS, or...

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Israel’s neighborhood and why Netanyahu was right on the ceasefire

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:00pm 8/28/2014 at 7:00pm

Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the United States, commented the other day:

“There’s a longstanding conventional wisdom that Israel doesn’t do well in wars of attrition,” said Michael B. Oren, an Israeli historian and a former ambassador to the United States. “That overlooks a broader historical view that Israel’s entire...

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ISIS demands ransom for American woman

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:36am 8/27/2014 at 8:36am

ISIS is ready to take another victim.

Multiple news outlets are reporting that ISIS has threatened the life of a third (living) hostage, this time a 26 year-old female American aid worker who was kidnapped last year during a humanitarian mission to Syria. (A representative of the family asked that she...

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U.S. begins Syria drone surveillance

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:47am 8/26/2014 at 7:47am

We already know that ISIS is “beyond anything we’ve seen;” that they’re prodigiously well-funded; that they marry radical Islamic ideology with brutal paramilitary tactics; and that they could pose a threat beyond the conf...

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Closing in on James Foley murderer

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:19am 8/25/2014 at 8:19am

Officials in the U.K. are close to identifying the man who beheaded American Journalist James Foley. The Times of Israel reported Sunday that Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a local London rapper, is...

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White House Struggles to Explain Obama Golfing Right After Foley Statement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 11:08am 8/24/2014 at 11:08am

After making a brief statement about the murder of American journalist James Foley, Obama quickly returned to the golf course. Criticism followed from every corner...

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Epic rant over Obama playing golf right after James Foley statement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 10:11pm 8/22/2014 at 10:11pm
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Lisa Daftari, Fox News contributor.

Yes there was mourning, not the grieving kind, but the former NBA basketball player Alonzo Mourning, who President Obama was photographed fist bumping with on the golf course….

It’s this wishy-washy, lead from behind, no strategy foreign policy that has put us at the mercy of militant...

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Now they tell us: ISIS a threat to U.S.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:30pm 8/22/2014 at 6:30pm

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey went into detail Thursday about the threat ISIL (“ISIS”) poses not only to minorities in the Middle East, but also to American interests both at home and abroad.

Via Fox News:

“Jim Foley’s...

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Hamas conducts mass executions of alleged collaborators

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:10am 8/22/2014 at 9:10am
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made headlines at a recent press conference by specifically comparing Hamas to ISIS.

As if to prove Netanyahu right, Hamas conducted the execution without trial of several alleged collaborators on Thursday, followed up by a reported 18 today. This is on top of dozens...

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Obama Statement on Beheading of James Foley

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1:00pm 8/20/2014 at 1:00pm

President Obama just gave a live statement from Martha’s Vineyard on the beheading of journalist James Foley.

He condemned the murder, insisted that it was not representative of Islam as many of ISIS’ victims are Muslim, and called to vigilence.

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Reports: Yazidi lawmaker who gave impassioned speech involved in rescue crash

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:15pm 8/12/2014 at 12:15pm
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Various news outlets are reporting the crash of a helicopter being used in the humanitarian relief effort for the Yazidi refugees in Iraq.

Jim...

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