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FBI: US Airstrikes Increasing Support for ISIS

US airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, far from “degrading” the organization, are actually giving ISIS a huge shot in the arm, according to FBI Director James Comey, who testified today before Congress.ISIS “growing online support intensified following the ... [Published Antiwar.com - 4 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Obama Insists: No Combat for US Troops in Iraq

In a direct contradiction to yesterday’s Senate testimony by Gen. Martin Dempsey, President Obama today ruled out having any “US ground combat troops” in Iraq, insisting the military will not fight “another ground war in Iraq.”Obama’s comments came after ... [Published Antiwar.com - 11 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Debate on War and the Constitution

Bruce Fein and John Woo debated War and the Constitution at the National Press Club.Consitutional lawyer Bruce Fein was senior policy advisor to the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign. John Yoo was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of ... [Published Antiwar.com - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Free Syrian Army Won't Join US Anti-ISIS Coalition

Col. Riad Assad, the leader of the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebel, has announced that his group will not join the anti-ISIS coalition the US is assembling, nor will they participate in attacks on ISIS.Col. Assad insisted that the rebel group’s ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Gen. Dempsey: US Troops 'May Join Iraqi Attacks'

Testifying to the Senate Armed Services Committee today, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey conceded that the promises of no combat troops in Iraq are only tentative, and that the reality is they’ve only been ruled out “for now .”Gen. ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Gen. Dempsey: US Troops 'May Join Iraqi Attacks'

US advisers may join attacks on Islamic State - HagelPlease turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play.The BBC's Jim Muir is on the ground with Kurdish troops who are starting a push to retake the plain of MosulUS military advisers could accompany ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Call your Rep TODAY: Vote ‘NO’ on Military Aid to Syrian ‘Rebels’

From Just Foreign Policy :Congress is expected to vote in the next few days on a controversial proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have expressed opposition. With recent reports that some so-called “moderate” ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Turkey Is a Steady Source of ISIS Recruits

The largest neighbor to the ISIS caliphate, Turkey has joined the US coalition against them, though they have so far declined to play any role in the war itself. Turkish citizens are joining in droves, however, on the side of ISIS.The long-standing Turkish ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

Iraq Pres.: No Need for Arab Nations to Strike ISIS

The Obama Administration’s efforts to cobble together a coalition of nations for the new war on ISIS has netted a handful of Sunni Arab nations willing to conduct airstrikes inside Iraq, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and by some accounts ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Israeli Military Threatens Vets for Protest Letter

A letter signed by 43 members of Unit 8200, both past and present, has sparked a furor across Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemning the members’ “baseless slander” against Unit 8200, and the military threatening “disciplinary action” ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Syria's 'Moderate' Rebels Suffer Defections to ISIS

Loudly endorsed by the US for years as their “vetted, moderate” rebels of choice, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is courting the United Arab Emirates for increased funding, saying it needs help as it aims to “reform.”The FSA has a much smaller footprint across ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Iraq PM Halts Airstrikes on ISIS-Held Civilian Areas

Iraqi Prime Minister Hayder Abadi has announced today that he is ordering the immediate halt to all Iraqi military airstrikes against ISIS-held cities, towns, and villages, and anyplace else which might cause civilian casualties.The move was in response ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 14 2014]

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"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific Isil [Islamic State] targets, I will recommend that to the president" he said
Truth #2: "ISIL poses a threat to the people of Iraq and Syria and the broader Middle East." This is undoubtedly true...
...international law expert Kevin Jon Heller, a professor of criminal law at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. "There's absolutely no question that if any of these CIA agents involved in Anwar al-Awlaki's killing ever went on vacation in Yemen they could be arrested and prosecuted for murder. They certainly have committed murder under the laws of other states. Whether they have committed murder under American domestic law is another question."

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FBI: US Airstrikes Increasing Support for ISIS [Published Antiwar.com - 4 hours ago]
Obama Insists: No Combat for US Troops in Iraq [Published Antiwar.com - 11 hours ago]
House Approves Plan to Arm Syria Rebels [Published Antiwar.com - 11 hours ago]
Debate on War and the Constitution [Published Antiwar.com - 14 hours ago]
Pentagon: ISIS War Will Be Long and Difficult [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 17 2014]
Iraqi Officials Brief Syria on Coalition Plans [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 17 2014]
House Increasingly Divided on Plan to Arm Rebels [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 17 2014]
Free Syrian Army Won't Join US Anti-ISIS Coalition [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
Gen. Dempsey: US Troops 'May Join Iraqi Attacks' [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
Call your Rep TODAY: Vote ‘NO’ on Military Aid ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
Gen. Dempsey: US Troops 'May Join Iraqi Attacks' [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
Report: US Provides ISIS Intelligence to Syria [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
Turkey Is a Steady Source of ISIS Recruits [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
Ukraine Offers 'Special Status' for East to End... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
New Phase of War With US Strikes Near Baghdad [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 16 2014]
Iraq Pres.: No Need for Arab Nations to Strike ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 15 2014]
Syria's 'Moderate' Rebels Suffer Defections to ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 15 2014]
40-Nation Anti-ISIS Coalition, Few to Do Anything [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 15 2014]
Israeli Military Threatens Vets for Protest Letter [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 15 2014]
Iraq PM Halts Airstrikes on ISIS-Held Civilian ... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 14 2014]
Punjabi Taliban Chief to Abandon Terror [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 14 2014]
Ukraine PM Claims 'State of War' With Russia [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 14 2014]
I’m Not Afraid of ISIS [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 14 2014]
ISIS and Ukraine: They’ll Say Anything [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 13 2014]
Ron Paul on the Two (Interventionist) Party State [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 13 2014]
Jeremy Scahill: What ISIS Campaign Will Look Li... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 13 2014]
White House: 'We Are at War' With ISIS [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 13 2014]
US Finds Little Real Support for Anti-ISIS Alli... [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 13 2014]
'Moderates' Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 13 2014]
The Giant Gaps in Obama’s ISIS Strategy [Published Antiwar.com - Sep 13 2014]
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