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September 19th, 2014
06:57 PM ET

Kerry argues for war against ISIS at U.N.

Secy. John Kerry's address at the U.N. reminded some people of Colin Powell's case to go to war against Iraq.

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Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • Iraq • ISIS • John Kerry • United Nations
September 18th, 2014
10:31 PM ET

U.S. focuses on new ISIS targets

A training camp near the ISIS stronghold in northern Iraq became the target of U.S. warplanes. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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Filed under: Iraq • ISIS • Jim Sciutto • National security • Terror
September 17th, 2014
06:37 PM ET

Airstrikes in Syria on the way?

President Obama visited the U.S. Central Command, which is planning the current airstrike campaign in Iraq.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Barbara Starr • Iraq • ISIS • National security • Syria
September 16th, 2014
06:52 PM ET

Will U.S. use ground troops against ISIS?

Barbara Starr reports that the U.S. has begun conducting its first offensive airstrikes southwest of Baghdad.

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Filed under: Barbara Starr • Iraq • ISIS • National security
September 16th, 2014
05:48 PM ET

General doesn't rule out ground forces

Testifying before Congress, Gen. Martin Dempsey didn't rule out sending U.S. military advisers in Iraq closer to combat.

September 11th, 2014
06:55 PM ET

CIA: ISIS has more than 20,000 fighters

The CIA now says there are between 20,000 to 31,500 ISIS fighters operating in Iraq and Syria. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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Filed under: CIA • Iraq • ISIS • Jim Sciutto • National security • Syria • Terror
September 10th, 2014
12:32 PM ET

ISIS: Picking up where Al Qaeda left off

Jim Sciutto explains the similarities and differences between these Islamist jihadis.

 

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Filed under: al Qaeda • Iraq • ISIS • Jim Sciutto • National security • Terror
September 8th, 2014
06:32 PM ET

Kerry: Countries have a role against ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the role of the U.S. in Iraq and building a coalition to defeat ISIS.

August 22nd, 2014
11:21 AM ET

Sen. Chambliss: ISIS coming to U.S. Soil

Sen. Saxby Chambliss says the brutal terror group poses a direct threat to America.


Filed under: Brianna Keilar • Iraq • National security • Situation Room • Syria • Terror
August 18th, 2014
07:16 PM ET

U.S. airstrikes drive ISIS from Mosul dam

Are the latest round of airstrikes against ISIS an expansion of the U.S. mission in Iraq? CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • Situation Room
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