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Obama voices concerns of threat to US posed by European jihadists




Allawi: US policy toward Iraq 'without a compass'




Benghazi attack suspect 'compliant but not cooperative' in federal custody




Blame The Obama Doctrine For Iraq




US intervention in Libya now seen as a cautionary tale




Syrian rebels buckling in face of jihadists




Goodluck Jonathan: Nothing is more important than bringing home Nigeria's missing girls




Obama Administration Deepens US Role in Syria and Iraq




Desperately seeking moderate Syrian rebels




Armed US aircraft now flying over Iraq: defense officials




US military advisers opened a joint operations center in Baghdad to assist the Iraqi military repel the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The State Department said Syrian military action in Iraq would not be helpful, but that Iran "could play a constructive role" in Iraq. The White House called for the allocation of $500 million to train and equip vetted, "moderate" Syrian rebels; the Pentagon program would supplement or replace the current small covert CIA effort. The White House proposal included budget cuts for US operations in Afghanistan. The Pentagon said the elite counterterrorist Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines is being phased out, with staff reduced from its current 320 members to a dozen or so advisers.




US now wrestling with intelligence gaps in Iraq




Records show how Iraqi extremists withstood US antiterrorism efforts




Secretary of State Kerry said there is "no military solution" to the crisis in Iraq, and urged all countries in the region to expel the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. Kerry also called on the Kurds to support Iraqi unity. US military officials said about half of the US "assessment" troops promised for Iraq have arrived, and that American forces have been conducting 30 to 35 intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance flights per day in Iraq with manned aircraft and drones. The Pentagon denied rumors that US drones struck in Iraq. A federal appeals court yesterday released a 2010 Justice Department memo authorizing the killing of US citizen and al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen. Officials have indicated that the US' hands-off policy toward Libya is not likely to change.




As Libya teeters near chaos, US keeps hands-off policy




Obama's disastrous Iraq policy: an autopsy




ISIS recruits Kurdish youth, creating a potential new risk in a peaceful part of Iraq




Kerry promises 'intense and sustained' US support for Iraq




The man who broke the Middle East




Netanyahu Warns US Not to Work with Iran on Iraq Crisis