The U.S. threatens airstrikes in Baghdad if the militant group endangers personnel, but such attacks in and around the capital aren’t anything new.
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Contenders with no foreign policy experience go to the mic with suggestions for the president's handling of Middle East crises.
The threat from terrorism is changing in ways that make intelligence collection all the more important. By Paul Scharre
The Islamic State is an unholy combination of al-Qaeda, the Khmer Rouge, and the Nazis.
The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine.
The White House is under intense pressure to use American force to save the people trapped by terrorists on the mountaintop. And it understands why.
The president made a short statement and answered questions on Iraq Saturday morning.
President Obama says the crisis in Iraq will ‘take some time’ to solve, as the military conducts nearly a dozen targeted military strikes against ISIL. By Stephanie Gaskell
These days, the Obama administration is trying to make its own national security announcements before everyone else does.
Some on the Hill support the move, others say Obama needs a more comprehensive strategy.