Sep 11, 2014

Islamic State terrorists talked of entering U.S. through Mexico: official

Islamic State extremists have discussed infiltrating the U.S. through its southern border with Mexico, a U.S. official said. Francis Taylor, undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Sunni militants have been tracked discussing ...

Dick Cheney lectures Obama on Islamic State

Sep 11, 2014

Dick Cheney lectures Obama on Islamic State

He spent eight years bending the ear of George W. Bush. On Wednesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney sought to advise another U.S. leader, this time over how to contend with violent jihadists. In a Washington speech, Cheney, an architect of the U.S. invasion ...

France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

Sep 11, 2014

France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

France’s foreign minister said Wednesday his country is ready to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed. Laurent Fabius called for international mobilization against “this transnational danger that could reach all the way to our soil.” He spoke in Paris ...

Sep 10, 2014

Americans support tougher action against jihadists: poll

Americans and Congress have grown hawkish in their views of jihadists, according to a Tuesday poll and lawmakers who say President Barack Obama should take stronger military action against the Islamic State (IS). The increasingly aggressive stance frames the backdrop of Obama’s upcoming speech ...

Sep 10, 2014

Obama to deliver prime-time address on taking on Islamic State

President Barack Obama sought support from congressional leaders Tuesday for a broad and potentially lengthy military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, a day before outlining his plans to the American people in a rare prime-time address. The president’s strategy ...

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

Sep 8, 2014

Obama's China visit will be 'important milestone': Rice

U.S. President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to China will be an “important milestone” in relations, the top White House national security aide said Monday at a meeting with officials in Beijing. The trip by National Security Advisor Susan Rice comes at a turbulent time ...