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Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 3:55 AM

U.S. General: Arab Nations Must Help Fight ISIS

The top American military officer said Sunday that the success of a U.S.-led military campaign to retake Iraqi territory held by ISIS militants depends on the support of Arab nations, The Associated Press and NBC News reported. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey also said that defeating ISIS means attacking them from several directions simultaneously, a move that can only be accomplished with the help of Arabs. "We want them to wake up every day realizing that they are being squeezed from multiple directions," he said, referring to ISIS militants. Read »
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 3:18 PM

70,000 Syrian Refugees Cross Into Turkey: U.N.

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Mullen: Obama, Generals' Split "Blown Way Out of Proportion"

Retired Navy Admiral Mike Mullen said on Sunday that reports of broad disagreement between President Barack Obama and several generals have been "blown way out of proportion." Mullen said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that debate about whether U.S. ground troops will be necessary to combat ISIS is a "natural part of the discussion" but that the decision ultimately rests with the president. Last week, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey, told Congress that he could consider advising the president in the future that the U.S. send troops into the conflict. That remark was widely interpreted as a sign of broad disagreement between the military and Obama, who has ruled out U.S. boots on the ground. Read »
Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Pope Slams Extremists for "Perverting" Religion

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Wealthy Gulf "Angel Investors" Funding ISIS: Officials

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Afghan Rivals Sign Power-Sharing Deal

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 2:52 AM

SpaceX Mission Launches With Mice on Board

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 9:04 AM

Obama Nominates Richard Verma as India's Next Ambassador

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Presidential Rivals Strike Deal in Afghan Election

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Ebola Burial Team Attacked in Sierra Leone Amid 3-Day Lockdown

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 8:31 PM

Alan Henning's Wife Pleads With ISIS to Release "Selfless Man"

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 7:43 AM

Ky. Firefighter Injured in Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 3:43 PM

N. Korea: Imprisoned American Wanted to Become Next Snowden

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 1:16 PM

ISIS Battle Plan: Who Are the Syrian Rebels?

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 12:33 PM

U.S., Canadian Fighter Jets Intercept 8 Russian Planes