Oct 04, 2015

Senators wary of granting administration broad authority to fight the Islamic State | Washington Examiner

The Obama administration’s request for renewed congressional authorization to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria faced bipartisan skepticism from a Senate panel Tuesday, as lawmakers from both parties accused the administration of seeking too much power in its ongoing battle to defeat the terrorist group. Secretary of State John Kerry, while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations...

Proceed to the page: http://linkis.com/ZgyAm

Similar Articles Added Earlier

  • Kerry seeks Syria answers in new call with Russian FM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday made his third phone call to his Russian counterpart in the last 10 days, the State Department said, seeking to clarify the intent of Moscow's military buildup in Syria, and warning that ongoing aid to President Bashar Assad will only...

  • Lawmakers expect resistance to granting Obama war powers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress will face some resistance to a vote to authorize President Barack Obama's war against Islamic State militants despite international outrage over video of militants beheading their captives and burning one alive. War authorizations are...

  • Kerry pushes back against critics of Iran deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly challenged critics of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, calling it "fantasy, plain and simple," to think the United States failed to hold out for a better deal at the bargaining table. "Let me underscore, the...

  • US general: Only handful of Syrian fighters remain in battle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — No more than five U.S.-trained Syrian rebels are fighting the Islamic State, astoundingly short of the envisioned 5,000, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East told angry lawmakers on Wednesday. They branded the training program "a total failure." After the first 54 fighters...

  • Russian moves in Syria flummox US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's recent military buildup in Syria has perplexed the Obama administration and left it in a quandary as to how to respond, complicating Washington's efforts to both combat Islamic State extremists and assist moderate rebels trying to oust Syria President Bashar Assad...

Similar Articles Added Today

Most Recent washingtonexaminer.com Articles

Latest Links Processed

0/120