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US Goal Is to Make Syrian Rebels Viable




US Faces Tough Struggle on Ground to Oust ISIS




US: Syrian rebel training may take 12 months




US Targets IS Training Camp in Iraq for First Time




For Britain, Fighting ISIS Might Add to Risk at Home




Who's who in coalition to defeat Islamic State




US military contractors 'hit by Chinese hackers'




A divided House of Representatives voted to authorize the training and arming of Syrian rebels. President Obama said the US will degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State by means of airstrikes against IS targets in Iraq and Syria, training and equipping "partners," including Iraqi troops, and by leading a broad coalition against the group; he vowed that he will not commit US troops to another ground war in Iraq. Vice President Biden said the decision to commit US ground troops in Iraq will depend on how the current strategy works. Joint chiefs chair General Dempsey said that 24 of the Iraqi Army's 50 brigades are not credible US partners. Calling the Islamic State a long-term threat to the US and Europe, Army chief of staff General Odierno said airstrikes alone will not root out extremists in Iraq, ground troops will also be needed, and that extremists cannot be permitted a safe haven in Syria. Mufid A. Elfgeeh, of Rochester, New York, was indicted for helping three men try to join ISIS in Syria and for planning to murder US troops who had returned from Iraq. The Islamic State released a video threatening retaliation against the US.




US airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible: FBI




US Army Chief Says Ground Troops Will Be Needed Against ISIS




Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners




Gen. Martin Dempsey, head of the Joint Chiefs, said the US troops in Iraq are working in a "combat advisory role" now but that if circumstances evolved he might recommend that they "provide close combat advising" or accompany particular missions. Lawmakers are considering measures for providing arms and training to Syrian rebels. Senior US officials warned that the US will retaliate if Syrian forces attack US aircraft launching strikes in Syria. Secretary of State Kerry said that although the US will not cooperate militarily with Iran in fighting the Islamic State, the US is willing to talk to Iran about the fight against the terrorist organization. NATO ally Turkey has refused US requests to join the coalition against the Islamic State. President Obama is sending 3,000 US troops to Africa to help combat the alarming spread of the Ebola virus.




A 'fundamental fallacy' in Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels?




For James Foley's Family, US Policy Offered No Hope




Pakistani Islamists use floods to turn opinion against India




The Islamic State gearing up for the "War of the Cross"




Lebanon likely to play defense role in ISIS fight




Islamic State goes underground in Syrian stronghold




Kerry Says US Is Open to Talking to Iran, Even as Ayatollah Is Dismissive




Kerry in Paris: US now open to talks with Iran on Islamic State