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President Obama announced a counterterrorism strategy against the Islamic State that will include airstrikes in Syria as well as Iraq and will see 475 additional US troops dispatched to Iraq; the US will lead a "broad coalition" against the IS, and the strategy will center around US air power supporting "partner forces on the ground." He also urged Congress to approve $500 million to train and equip "moderate" Syrian rebels, and vowed that the US "will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq." Secretary of State Kerry said US ground troops would be deployed in Iraq only if "very dramatic" changes called for it. A senior official said the US is very concerned that instability in Libya is conducive to its use by terrorists sending weapons and fighters to Iraq and Syria; he also said some militias there have expressed interest in IS.

Jihadist-related arrests across Europe, Asia

President Obama told senior lawmakers he has the authority to carry out the plans for action against the Islamic State that he will announce tomorrow. The family of slain American journalist Stephen Sotloff claimed that his whereabouts in Syria was sold to the ISIS by a so-called moderate Syrian rebel group; the White House denied the report. The US is seeking to bolster intelligence cooperation with Jordan in the fight against the Islamic State. The US is ending its contracts with a security clearance contractor after it experienced a cyberattack in August that compromised the personal files of up to 25,000 Homeland Security employees.

Predator drones being flown over ISIS' Syrian 'capital'

A President Whose Assurances Have Come Back to Haunt Him

Israel provides intelligence on ISIS

West widens contacts with Syria's Kurds

State Dept: 40-plus countries ready to help fight ISIS

US attempts to combat Islamic State propaganda

Defense Secretary Hagel, meeting with the Erdogan government in Turkey to discuss strategy against the Islamic State, said the Obama administration will need to consider the ending as well as the beginning of any broader military action against the Islamic State; President Obama has said he will address the topic on Sept. 10. US intelligence officials are monitoring the possibility that commercial jets said to be missing from Tripoli Airport in Libya might be used for terrorist attacks.

Destroying ISIS May Take Years, US Officials Say

Obama to set out plan to go on offensive against Islamic State

US airstrikes target Islamic State at the Haditha Dam

The US air campaign against the Islamic State has expanded into Anbar province.

Somalia put on high alert after Shabaab leader confirmed dead

Iraq Welcomes US Plan for Coalition against Jihadists

Obama: US will 'take out' ISIS leaders

US: 'No plans' for military coordination with Iran over IS

US Fears Syrian Chemical Weapons Falling to Extremists

US says NATO group 'core' will form larger coalition to counter Islamic State

Obama and Cameron Call on NATO to Confront ISIS