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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
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 14th, 2014
07:05 PM ET

How U.S. forces deliver aid to Mt. Sinjar

CNN's Gary Tuchman joins U.S. forces as they deliver humanitarian aid to Yazidis trapped by ISIS on the Sinjar Mountains.


Filed under: Gary Tuchman • International affairs • Iraq
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 12th, 2014
07:35 PM ET

ISIS leader: "See you guys in New York"

While U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have damaged the ruthless terrorist group known as ISIS, there are fears it may also be elevating the status of their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - and turning his attention towards Western targets. CNN's Brian Todd profiles the mysterious figure, aiming to inherit the mantle of Osama bin Laden.

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Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • National security • Terror
August 12th, 2014
07:23 PM ET

U.S. to expand military role in Iraq, again

As the U.S prepares to send more advisers to Iraq, there are new concerns that the U.S. is entering the murky waters of "mission creep." CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the growing number of U.S. troops on the ground in the war-torn country.


Filed under: International affairs • Iraq • Jim Sciutto • National security
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 8th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

ISIS military capacity raises concern

ISIS militants might be among the best equipped jihadist groups in the world. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.


Filed under: Iraq • National security • Pamela Brown • Situation Room • Syria • Terror
August 7th, 2014
07:10 PM ET

U.S. considers airstikes in Iraq

CNN's Jim Sciutto takes a look at the United States considering air strikes in Iraq in response to a militant surge.


Filed under: Iraq • Jim Sciutto • National security • Situation Room
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