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  • Analysis: Reality upended Obama's hope of ending US military entanglements

    WASHINGTON Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was...
  • Obama vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a broader war against the Islamic State, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist" as he escalated U.S. involvement in an armed conflict he spent years trying to...
  • Obama to expand airstrikes to Syria, vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he will launch airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State and expand strikes in Iraq, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist," as he expanded the U.S. role in an...
  • Obama hasn't given specific order to strike in Syria, officials say

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama has not yet authorized the U.S. Central Command to conduct offensive combat operations in Syria, two senior defense officials told McClatchy on Thursday, underscoring the uncertainty that U.S. officials still have over...
  • Saudi jails six for going abroad to fight

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Specialized Criminal Court jailed six people for up to six years for security offences including traveling abroad to fight, adopting militant ideology and "breaking obedience to the ruler", state media reported late on...
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • Islamic State Just One Variety Of The Disease

    Both the article, "New Test For U.S., Britain: Old Allies Come Together In Fight Against Islamic State," and the editorial, "Barbarians Will Fail" [Sept. 5] fail to recognize the Islamic State is just one aspect of the virulently infectious disease of...
  • Full text: Obama's speech on defeating Islamic State

    Full text: Obama's speech on defeating Islamic State
    The following is the full text of U.S. President Barack Obama's speech to the country on Wednesday, as prepared for delivery:   "My fellow Americans - tonight, I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies...
  • Syrian forces win battle with rebels in Hama

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army said on Friday it had taken control of a town northwest of Hama where the Nusra Front had been massing forces, dealing a blow to the al Qaeda-linked group that has been trying to open new fronts after losing ground to...
  • Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?

    Is Obama Islamic State's worst nightmare?
    There's an air of tragedy about President Barack Obama. He wants to chart a new course — pivot to the Pacific, end the long decade of war, do nation-building at home — but the Old World's most derelict, dysfunctional quarters keep pulling...
  • Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy

    WASHINGTON -- The strategy President Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country of "a...
  • Stuck in Middle East, defending imaginary lines in the sand

    The rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East is, to be certain, shocking to Western sensibilities and seems so sudden that it requires an equally swift and shocking response. In Washington, Congress has clamored for and President Barack Obama seems to...