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Deputy Nat'l Security Adviser: US Ground Troops 'Exactly What Al Qaeda Wants'

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said that President Obama is avoiding the “trap” of putting ground troops in the fight against ISIS, saying that U.S. 380 more words

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Congress Won't Debate War on ISIS Until Next Year

Congress’ lame duck period is not the appropriate time to debate authorization for war against the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), House Speaker John Boehner said in an interview published Thursday. 177 more words

Republicans: Airstrikes Good but Ground Troops Need if to Succeed

Republicans praised airstrikes led by the United States on Syria on Tuesday, but said  bolder efforts — even some ground troops — will be needed ultimately to defeat Islamic State and Khorasan Group militants. 1,040 more words

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This explains a lot

According to a new study, the federal government doesn’t think much of Americans who live outside the boundaries of the District of Columbia:

“Official Washington views the public through jaundiced eyes, believing that ordinary Americans are uninformed and misguided and that policymakers should ignore them,” Ginsberg said in a news release.

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Obama's request to combat militants draws support

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama’s call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward votes in the heat of a midterm election campaign. 876 more words

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Dem. Senator: U.S. 'Will Probably Put Boots on the Ground' to Battle ISIS

WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night that he will be expanding airstrikes, including into Syria, and sending nearly 500 more U.S. troops to advise and assist Iraqi forces to battle the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terror group. 493 more words

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President Obama Makes Speech Announcing his Non-Strategy Strategy for Defeating ISIS

Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror. 927 more words

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