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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

September 2nd, 2014
11:59 AM ET

What could be up Kim Jong Un's sleeve?

Barbara Starr explores the possible reasons why CNN was granted rare interviews with American detainees in North Korea.

August 28th, 2014
07:41 PM ET

Ukraine: "Full-scale invasion" by Russia

U.S. officials say 1,000 Russian troops have entered Ukraine as Ukrainian military slam Russia for a "full-scale invasion." CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Russia • Ukraine
August 20th, 2014
07:52 PM ET

U.S. attempted rescue of hostages in Syria

The Obama administration announced that earlier this summer, U.S. forces had attempted to rescue kidnapped journalist James Foley and others - but their efforts failed. CNN's Barbara Starr has more.

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Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 20th, 2014
07:44 PM ET

New U.S. airstrikes in Iraq

A day after ISIS posted a propaganda film that shows the beheading of an American journalist, the U.S. pounded the terrorist group with a new round of airstrikes. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 15th, 2014
07:05 PM ET

How concerned is the U.S. by ISIS?

After forcing millions to flee their homes, U.S. intelligence is now trying to determine just how strong ISIS is.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Iraq • National security • Situation Room
August 12th, 2014
07:46 PM ET

U.S. military weighs humanitarian options in Iraq

More than one hundred additional military advisers will be sent to Iraq, Pentagon sources confirm to CNN's Barbara Starr, as they consider new options for humanitarian relief for the Yazidis trapped by ISIS.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Iraq • Military
August 11th, 2014
07:10 PM ET

New rounds of airstrikes in Mt. Sinjar

U.S. airstrikes targeted ISIS units and checkpoints around the Mount Sinjar area. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Iraq • Situation Room
August 11th, 2014
07:09 PM ET

U.S. airstrikes push back ISIS

Intense airstrikes have slowed ISIS's advance, but Pentagon officials tell CNN's Barbara Starr it might not be enough.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Terror
August 7th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

U.S. starts aid drop mission in Iraq

CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the United States starting humanitarian aid drops in Iraq to help those trapped by ISIS.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Iraq • National security • Situation Room
July 29th, 2014
08:07 PM ET

U.S.: Ukraine firing missiles at rebels

U.S. officials say they have observed Ukrainian forces firing short-range missiles near pro-Russian rebel positions. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • International affairs • Russia • Ukraine
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