During a congressional hearing, Join Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey said that he could recommend “U.S. military ground forces” if the international coalition being formed proves ineffective against the terror group. (Read More…)
Sunday night, North Korean officials sentenced 24-year-old American Matthew Miller to six years of hard labor. He is charged of entering North Korea illegally and trying to commit an act of espionage. (Read More….)
The White House is claiming that Arab nations have offered to join alongside America in conducting airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, though they have not been willing to specifically name the countries. (Read More…)
President Obama gave his weekly address emphasizing his plan to destroy ISIS but refused to say America is at war with the extremist group, causing many to become uncertain about what the mission is.
CIA findings put the number of ISIS extremist fighters at more than three times the previous estimates. According to CNN, ISIS can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters across Iraq and Syria. The new numbers com after a review of intelligence reports from May to August. (Read More….)
Early Thursday, President Obama announced that the U.S. is joining the E.U. in increasing sanctions onRussia’s finance, defense and energy sectors. Obama released astatementsaying, “We will deepen and broaden sanctions in Russia’s financial, energy, and defense sectors,” (Read More…)
The Dutch Safety Board responsible for investigating the mysterious crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 issued a report saying the flight was likely struck by “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine.