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OBAMA: 'Degrade and destroy' ISIS — but let's keep it 'manageable'

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 02:01
President Obama sent seemingly conflicting signals Wednesday about his ultimate goal in the fight against the Islamic State, saying at a press conference in Europe that the aim is to "degrade and destroy" the terror group -- but moments later, claiming he wants to make it a "manageable problem." The president spoke as lawmakers on Capitol Hill and others urge the White House and Pentagon to pursue a tough approach against the Islamic State, also…
With ISIS, does Obama seek to "degrade" or "destroy"?
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 01:07
After the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beheaded a second U.S. journalist, President Obama offered up this approach Wednesday for dealing militant group going forward: "Our objective is clear, and that is to degrade and destroy [ISIS] so that it's no longer a threat not just to Iraq but also the region and to the United States.
Obama Grapples With ISIS Dilemma As Calls Grow For Airstrikes In Syria
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 01:07
The execution of another American citizen by the Islamic State in the span of about two weeks has put U.S. President Barack Obama in the crosshairs of a political crisis. The president is now faced with an unenviable balancing act -- taking on the Islamic State in Syria while keeping President Bashar Assad at bay. Amid increasing political pressure to act decisively against Islamic State, which was formerly known as ISIS, Obama had, on Thursday,…
Obama: U.S. Strategy Is to Contain Threat, Not Eliminate ISIS
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 00:20
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with his Estonian counterpart Toomas Hendrik Ilves, at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn Sept. 3, 2014.Larry Downing—ReutersThe president's comments come as U.S. officials confirm that a video showing the beheading of U.S.
ISIS Beheading Video Prompts Criticism Of Obama's Foreign Policy In Syria
Monday, 01 September 2014 18:21
At least two senators have used the White House's reaction to the Islamic State’s release of beheading videos to criticize President Barack Obama’s foreign policy decisions in the Middle East. In comments Tuesday, they called on his administration to “act decisively” to combat the Sunni extremist group's growing threat in Syria and Iraq. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) issued statements following the release on Tuesday of the latest video allegedly…
Key Democratic Senator Wants Obama To Bomb ISIS In Syria After Journalist's Brutal Killing
Monday, 01 September 2014 12:24
View gallery. AP Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) said Tuesday he will introduce legislation next week that would authorize President Barack Obama to carry out airstrikes against the group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL) in Syria. "This will ensure there’s no question that the president has the legal authority he needs to use airstrikes in Syria," Nelson said in a statement.
Obama Leaves For Europe Without Answering Questions About ISIS Video
Monday, 01 September 2014 10:31
View gallery. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst U.S. President Barack Obama returns a salute as he boards Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. President Barack Obama reportedly ignored questions from the press Tuesday afternoon after the jihadist group calling itself the Islamic State (also ISIS or ISIL) released a video that appeared to show a second American journalist being beheaded.
As Obama considers ISIS strategy, militant group continues propaganda push
Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:32
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Dem: Obama 'too cautious' on ISIS
Sunday, 31 August 2014 10:00
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Rep. Joe Courtney and others call for the Armed Services Committee to reconveneSen. Dianne Feinstein says Obama's approach to ISIS might be "too cautious"Republicans insist the threat ISIS poses to the U.S. is immediateObtaining intelligence about ISIS from war-torn Syria has been difficult, Democrats say (CNN) -- After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting…
Key Dem: Obama is 'too cautious'
Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:53
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Rep. Joe Courtney and others call for the Armed Services Committee to reconveneSen. Dianne Feinstein says Obama's approach to ISIS might be "too cautious"Republicans insist the threat ISIS poses to the U.S. is immediateObtaining intelligence about ISIS from war-torn Syria has been difficult, Democrats say (CNN) -- After President Barack Obama said he didn't yet have a strategy for ISIS in Syria, even a Democrat on Sunday criticized the President's approach to fighting…
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