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6 hrs ago | Reuters
The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday.
11 hrs ago | The Atlantic
ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria tends to be described as "swaths." The estimated size of these swaths, which ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a caliphate in June, varies widely in reports, from 12,000 square miles-"an area the size of Belgium," per The Wall Street Journal -to 35,000 square miles, or "an area the size of Jordan," as George ... (more)
As much as Iran, Russia, the US and the EU are involved in a sophisticated nuclear/energy ballet, Syria and Ukraine are also two key power play vectors bound to determine much of what happens next in the New Great Game in Eurasia.
It's been kind of a depressing few weeks. The news out of Gaza, Iraq and Syria is heartbreaking and declaring war in the Middle East seems imminent.
Racial Politics: If you count the Rev. Al Sharpton, the White House sent four officials to pay their respects at Michael BrownA s funeral, a VIP turnout that families of slain American soldiers never see.
Gen. Martin Dempsey said Sunday that once he determines that the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland or Europe, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.
Soldier letter continues tradition A recent article on a local letter to soldiers shows that military traditions continue.
The actions of ISIS have captured the attention of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
US says operations against the group in Syria may also be necessary Reuters & AFP Image Credit: AFP Prime Minister-designate Haider Al Abadi with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif yesterday in Baghdad.
President Obama has been challenged by Ethel Kennedy, thrust into a hugging controversy with Hillary Clinton and issued statements about troubling world events.
Across Europe, governments are trying to prevent the radicalisation of young people attracted by the growing influence of Islamic State militants.
Iranians shout slogans during a protest against the Sunni Arab militants offensive led by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq on June 24, 2014 in Tehran.
Pope Francis has written to the president of Iraq, calling for an end to the "brutal suffering of Christians and other religious minorities" and urging political leaders to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 07:12 pm
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