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Can Obama beat the Islamic State with no troops on the ground?

Aug 28, 2014

Can Obama beat the Islamic State with no troops on the ground?

As he contemplates targeting IS militants settling into a new caliphate, Obama is adamant his core policy of keeping ground troops back home is inviolate. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #ConnectTheDots #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
Obama's Syria conundrum Should the Congress get to weigh in on airstrikes?

Aug 28, 2014

Obama's Syria conundrum Should the Congress get to weigh in on airstrikes?

Obama was barreling toward strikes last summer when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers. But Congress balked at Obama's request for a vote and the operation was eventually scrapped. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
Syria Another US citizen fighting for Islamic State may be dead

Aug 28, 2014

Syria Another US citizen fighting for Islamic State may be dead

The US confirmed the death of one American, Douglas McArthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New Hope and most recently lived in San Diego. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis
Stop intimidating us, rights groups tell Lankan govt

Aug 27, 2014

Stop intimidating us, rights groups tell Lankan govt

Six global human rights groups have jointly asked the Sri Lankan government, President and member states of the Human Rights Council to stop intimidating them and ensure that nobody faced retaliation for cooperating withthe United Nations. #United Nations #Sri Lanka #UNHRC #tamils #lanka #rights groups
Syrian govt used chemical agent eight times last April UN

Aug 27, 2014

Syrian govt used chemical agent eight times last April UN

The UN said Syria's government appeared to have dropped barrel bombs containing chemical agent chlorine on civilian areas on eight different occasions last April. #Barack Obama #United Nations #US #Syria #NewsTracker #Bashar al-Assad #Iraq #journalists #Syrian civil war #Sarin gas #American government #Ghouta #Chlorine #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #James Foley #Peter Theo Curtis