Blumenthal: Only SpecOps Troops for IS WarBlumenthal: Only SpecOps Troops for IS WarA US Marine-turned-senator doubts America will deploy large numbers of ground forces to fight the Islamic State.Opinion
Will video backfire on Islamic State? #tellusatodayWill video backfire on Islamic State? #tellusatodayOur followers talked about how video of a Jordanian being burned alive would affect the Islamic State.Congress
Jordanian King Pleads for US WeaponryJordanian King Pleads for US WeaponryKing Abdullah of Jordan wants US lawmakers to speed delivery of sophisticated weaponry to fight the Islamic State after the group burned one of its military pilots to death.Congress
Freshman Sen. Cotton Comes Out SwingingFreshman Sen. Cotton Comes Out SwingingA freshman US senator is wasting no time letting his new colleagues know he plans to be aggressive on national security and foreign policy matters.Congress
Senate Readies Iran Sanctions if Nuke Talks FailSenate Readies Iran Sanctions if Nuke Talks FailA new Iran sanctions bill would require congressional review of any deal with Tehran, while hitting the Islamic republic with stiffer economic penalties should talks fail.Leaders
In the Mideast, Chaos and QuestionsIn the Mideast, Chaos and QuestionsThe leadership crisis in Yemen and the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has raised alarms all over Middle Eastern capitals concerning the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC's) security setting.Congress
Senators Criticize Obama's ISIS StrategySenators Criticize Obama's ISIS StrategySenators emerged Thursday from a classified briefing with sharp critiques of the Obama administration's plans to arm and train Syrian rebels.Congress
Senate Leader Expects Obama To Submit AUMFSenate Leader Expects Obama To Submit AUMFUS President Barack Obama soon will send lawmakers a measure that would legally authorize America's fight against the Islamic State, says a congressional leader.