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    Obama weighs risks of attacking jihadists in Syria

    Amid growing pressure to act, President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautioned that defeating the Islamic State would take time, even as some Pentagon officials expressed frustration with what they decried as White House foot-dragging on striking th...

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8:29 PM

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    Washington struggles on ISIS policy

    Jonathan S. Landay, national security and intelligence reporter with McClatchy Newspapers, talks with Rachel Maddow about the struggle in Washington to craft a policy for dealing with ISIS extremists based in Syria.

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1:36 PM

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    U.S. says airstrikes on Syria are not imminent

    The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn’t seek the Assad regime’s permission to defend A...

    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:41 PM

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    American writer held by Syrian militants freed after nearly two years captive

    Al Qaida’s Syrian affiliate on Sunday unexpectedly freed an American writer from nearly two years captivity after secret international negotiations for his release that were apparently led by Qatar.

    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

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    Obama’s approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive, cros...

    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 4:27 PM

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    Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to fi...

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:35 PM

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    U.S. troops entered Syria in failed attempt to free Foley, others

    Several dozen U.S. special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several Americans held by the Islamic State, including journalist James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, senior...

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM

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    Islamic State posts video of beheading of U.S. journalist, warns Obama to halt strikes

    In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State posted a video Wednesday showing the beheading of an American photojournalist, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President Barack Obama...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 8:38 PM

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    U.S. airstrikes helped, but Kurds from Syria turned tide against Islamic State

    Victory, they say, has many fathers, and as Kurdish peshmerga militia pushed Islamic State forces from a string of towns near Irbil Sunday and Monday, it was easy to cite two: accurate airstrikes by U.S. aircraft that eliminated artillery posit...

    Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:17 PM

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    U.S. launches 3 airstrikes; officials say involvement will be limited

    The United States returned Friday to war in Iraq, bombing Islamic State fighters encroaching on the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where scores of American diplomats and military advisers are based, and making a second drop of food and water to re...

    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:16 PM

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