Retired Gen. Allen to Lead ISIS Effort

(CNN) — Retired Marine Corps General John Allen is the president’s pick to lead the international effort against ISIS, a source told CNN. The four-star general served as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and later as an adviser to President Obama and Secretary John Kerry. The president plans to launch air strikes in Syria … Continue reading »

President Obama Addresses Nation on ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — In a rare prime-time address, President Obama laid out his long-awaited military strategy for handling the terrorist group, ISIS. The President’s plan includes targeted airstrikes against ISIS strongholds in Syria. He addressed the urgency of military action by breaking down the organization’s growing influence. “Our own security depends upon our willingness to … Continue reading »

Obama to Lay Out ISIS Strategy

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — President Obama is preparing to lay out his strategy for handling ISIS in a prime-time address to the nation. The terrorist group has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria. In the Sunni militants’ efforts to create a caliphate, or Islamic state, it has left a trail of brutality. It … Continue reading »

President Gives NATO Closing Remarks

(CNN) — President Barack Obama delivered his closing remarks Friday at the NATO summit in Newport, Wales. During the meeting, NATO members agreed to form a new ‘spearhead’ force to meet global threats. President Obama said NATO is committed to defending and protecting every ally. “Russia’s aggression against Ukraine threatens our vision of a Europe … Continue reading »

ISIS Claims to Have Beheaded American

(CNN) — A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a member of the Islamist terror group ISIS. In the view, Sotloff addresses the president, saying in part, “Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American lives and interests, … Continue reading »

Pres. Obama Sends U.S. Advisors to Iraq

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The crisis unfolding in Iraq is turning into a politically delicate situation in Washington, D.C. and overseas. President Barack Obama announced during a news conference Thursday, that he is sending military advisers to Iraq to help advise Iraqi forces. He emphasized that the U.S. would not return to a combat role … Continue reading »

US Military Prepares for Iraq Airstrikes

Washington, D.C. (CNN) — The U.S. is moving an aircraft carrier closer to Iraq, but President Barack Obama says that doesn’t mean U.S. troops are getting involved in the fighting on the ground. “We will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq, but I have asked my national security team to prepare … Continue reading »