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Earnest: U.S. Won’t Reveal Timing Of Syrian Airstrikes

President Obama is prepared to launch airstrikes in Syria, but not specific on when they will happen.

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Dempsey Praises French Airstrikes Against Islamic State

France is the first nation, who has committed to assisting the U.S. led battle against the Islamic State, to conduct direct military strikes

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Pentagon Has Plan To Battle Islamic State In Syria

Hagel told members that a plan to take on ISIS is ready, but Obama has yet to sign off on it.

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Ukranian President Asks Congress For Help Against Russia

“I urge you not to let Ukraine stand alone in the face of this threat,” Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko said on the House floor.

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Obama Meets With Military Envoy Tasked To Battle ISIS

Gen. John Allen has been appointed as Special Envoy to develop an international coalition and military strategy to combat the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria

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Pentagon May Request Troops On Ground In Iraq

Gen. Dempsey said that if the battle agains the Islamic State is not showing signs of success, he may ask the President for troops on the ground.

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House Attaches Syrian Rebel Training Amendment To CR

The amendment would allow training of the Syrian opposition, however stopped short on approving Obama’s request for $500 million in doing so

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Senior House Dem. Aide: CR Vote Likely Wednesday

A Continuing Resolution could be voted on Wednesday, with a likely amendment attached that would provide Obama with the money requested to train and arm Syrian rebels.

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NATO Secretary General Warns of ISIS Expansion

“This group poses even more of a danger as it risks exporting terrorists to our countries.” Rasmussen said

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Former Ambassador To Syria Predicts Obstacles In Defeating ISIS

Ford said the President’s ISIS strategy is a good sign, but uncertainties and complexities remain.

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Nixon’s “Checkers” Speech, John Paul Jones Delivers His Immortal Words And NASA Loses The Mars Climate Orbiter

Plus, the Chicago Eight trial begins and British Maj. John André is arrested and charged with espionage.

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Rockefellers Pledge to Divest from Fossil Fuels

They promise to divest $50 billion in an effort to increase awareness of clean energy.

U.S. Begins Air Campaign Against ISIS In Syria

Despite being buffered by Jordan, multiple locations in Syria are within 75 miles of Jerusalem   /   TRNS

The beginning of the airstrikes in Syria marks a major escalation in the fight against the terrorist organization. Prior to this point, the fighting had been limited to Iraq, largely to protect Americans.

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White House Jumper Had 800 Rounds Of Ammo In Car, Says Prosecutor

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Omar Gonzalez was able to enter the White House before finally being apprehended by the Secret Service, sparking a massive internal investigation.