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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

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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

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Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Chuck Hagel (L) and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey / SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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

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Local Politicians Speak Out Against ISIS

Local politicians want the United States to fight back against the Middle East terrorist group ISIS, but don't want it to turn into another full-scale war.

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President Obama Condemns Beheading Of Journalist

President Barack Obama is vowing that the United States ``will be relentless'' in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq.

Calling for a global response to the group that now controls territory in both Iraq and Syria, Obama is condemning the group's execution of James Foley, whose death he says has left the nation heartbroken

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Twitter Is Trying To Block Images Of The Foley Killing

Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.

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Obama: U.S. Aircraft Positioned To Strike In Northern Iraq

President Obama says U.S. aircraft are positioned to strike any ISIS forces that threaten Erbil in Northern Iraq.

In a statement from Martha's Vineyard, Obama said some of the Iraqis who were trapped by ISIS fighters on Mount Sinjar have been able to escape their situation

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U.S Aircraft Targeting ISIS Artillery Sites

Iraqis are welcoming the U.S. airlift of emergency aid to thousands of people who fled to the mountains to escape Islamic extremists.

And now, for the first time, U.S. forces are directly targeting the extremist Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Syria and Iraq

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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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Obama Sending Troops To Embassies In Iraq

Over 250 military personnel are going to Iraq.

President Obama told Congress today the troops will be supporting U.S. personnel and the embassy in Baghdad.

The administration's also said to be considering drone strikes as militant insurgents continue to take over key cities

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