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September 12th, 2014
06:59 PM ET

This is how ISIS recruits westerners

Luring teenagers, smuggling or kidnapping fighters, Brian Todd looks at ISIS' methods to recruit westerners.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • ISIS • National security • Terror
September 12th, 2014
06:39 PM ET

Gov't responds to Diane Foley accusations

American officials respond to James Foley's mother's claims that she was threatened by government officials. Full story

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Filed under: ISIS • National security • Pamela Brown • Terror
September 12th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Is the U.S. at war with ISIS?

Are we at war with ISIS? As Michelle Kosinski reports, it depends on who you ask in the Obama administration.

September 12th, 2014
05:53 PM ET

CIA: ISIS may have tripled in size

With estimates about the number of ISIS fighters increasing, Jim Sciutto asks: what exactly is the U.S. up against?

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Filed under: CIA • ISIS • Jim Sciutto • National security • Terror
September 11th, 2014
09:59 PM ET

How 'successful' has U.S. been in Yemen?

Brian Todd reports on criticism of President Obama's characterization of counter-terror campaign in Yemen as "successful."

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Brian Todd • National security • Terror • Yemen
September 11th, 2014
09:58 PM ET

Kerry: Engaging in significant operation

Secretary of State John Kerry discusses his visit to the Middle East to help form a coalition that will take on ISIS. Full story

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Filed under: Elise Labott • International affairs • ISIS • John Kerry • Terror
September 11th, 2014
07:01 PM ET

Rice: We tried to bring Foley home

National Security Advisor Susan Rice responds to James Foley's mother, who questioned the efforts to bring her son home.

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Filed under: ISIS • Susan Rice • Terror • Wolf Blitzer
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 11th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Did Obama sell Congress on ISIS plan?

After the President outlined his plan to cripple ISIS, some members of Congress say they disagree with the strategy.

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Filed under: Dana Bash • International affairs • ISIS • Politics
September 11th, 2014
05:56 PM ET

White House: Targets identified in Syria

The White House says it has identified ISIS targets in Syria, but not everyone is on board with the President's plan.

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