Airstrikes

General Cites Progress Against ISIS
Retired General John Allen is citing progress in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Allen is President Obama's special diplomatic envoy for the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS.
In a briefing at the State Department, Allen said all members of the coalition have different and vital roles to…
More Airstrikes In Iraq
The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam.
The strikes represented a broadening of the U...
President Says Airstrikes Are Pushing Back Militants In Iraq
President Obama claims U.S. airstrikes are pushing back Islamic militant forces in Iraq. In a White House news conference, the President again pushed Iraq's new leadership to create a more "unified and inclusive" government. He also warned that rooting out ISIS militants will …
U.S. Government Issues Statement On ISIS
The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group.  However, the feds are telling law enforcement agencies across the country to stay alert for possible ISIS attacks inside the United States..…
Hagel Predicts New Offensive By ISIS
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive.
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says it's possible to contain the Islamic State militants…
President Authorizes Air Strikes In Iraq
President Obama is authorizing targeted U.S. airstrikes if necessary in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq.
Addressing the nation from the White House, the President said he also ordered humanitarian airdrops to help thousands of Iraqis who are stranded atop a mountain...