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Pope Expresses Outrage at Violence in Iraq

Pope Francis is urging the international community to find a way to "re-establish the rule of law" in Iraq.

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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sen. Warren: Iraq Solution Must Be Negotiated

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the country doesn't want another war in Iraq.

Warren made her comments to reporters at the Statehouse Friday as the U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis

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U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq Begin

The Pentagon is releasing some details on the new air campaign against ISIS militants in Iraq.  Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby tweeted this morning that U.S. military aircraft conducted a strike on a militant position near U

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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

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Marine Who Went Missing In Iraq In 2004 Now Back In U.S.

A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday

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Do You Approve/Disapprove Of President’s Handling Of Iraq Crises? [POLL]

The New York Times has published a poll that finds disapproval in the way President Obama id dealing with the crises in Iraq. The poll, as Politico's Glenn Thrush explains, is paradoxical because Americans may "basically back his foreign policy - but think he's a weakling for pursuing it."

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Advisors To Arrive in Iraq On Saturday

A group of U.S. military advisors will begin their mission in Iraq as soon as tomorrow.

About 300 special forces members will be arriving in Baghdad as Iraqi government troops appear to be slowing the advance of Sunni militants on the outskirts of the capital city

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Obama Promises “Targeted And Precise” Response In Iraq

President Obama says the U.S. is prepared to take "targeted and precise military action" in Iraq, if necessary. In a White House news briefing today, the President said he is poised to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to help curb a growing militant insurgency

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Obama Updates Congressional Leaders On Iraq

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders believe he does not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency sweeping through Iraq, the Senate's top Republican and Capitol Hill aides said after the president briefed senior lawmakers Wednesday

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Americans Are Opposed to Sending U.S. Troops Back to Iraq to Deal with Crisis

 

President Obama is still weighing a possible military response to the crisis in Iraq, as the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has taken over several cities in the Sunni heartland since last week. But

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