US military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight – Reuters

New York Daily News US military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fightReutersPresident Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials and former officials say the reality of a protracted campaign in Iraq and possibly Syria may ultimately require greater use of U.S. troops, including tactical air strike …Arab participation needed [&hellip

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US Says Other Countries Willing to Launch Air Strikes in Syria – Newsweek

Newsweek US Says Other Countries Willing to Launch Air Strikes in SyriaNewsweekThe United States says other countries are willing to launch air strikes in Syria against Islamic State militants and its U.N. ambassador predicted on Sunday: "We will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international …Other nations will join [&hellip

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Other nations will join US in airstrikes against ISIS, Power says – CBS News

The Hill Other nations will join US in airstrikes against ISIS, Power saysCBS NewsSamantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that other nations are willing to join the U.S. in airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL), but like other top officials would not [&hellip

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US has ‘legal basis’ for strikes against ISIS in Syria, Power says – The Hill

The Hill US has 'legal basis' for strikes against ISIS in Syria, Power saysThe HillPresident Obama has the authority to launch strikes against Islamic militants in Syria, even without a stamp of approval from the United Nations, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. said Sunday. Samantha Power said that, while there's broad support among U [&hellip

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Afghan Power-Sharing Deal Made Possible By Months of US Pressure – Wall Street Journal

ABC News Afghan Power-Sharing Deal Made Possible By Months of US PressureWall Street JournalKABUL—Sunday's power-sharing agreement between Afghanistan's presidential contenders was made possible by months of intense American cajoling and pressure, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry alone calling the two rival candidates nearly 30 …US Applauds Afghan Power-Sharing AgreementABC NewsAfghan presidential candidates sign unity [&hellip

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When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn’t Often Go As Planned – NPR (blog)

NPR (blog) When The U.S. Backs Rebels, It Doesn't Often Go As PlannedNPR (blog)U.S. support has consistently given rebels a boost in the short term, sometimes leading to outright victory. But battlefield success is never the end of the story. Unanticipated consequences often play out years later, casting the mission in a very …and more &raquo

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