Analysis: Obama Takes Big Risk in Wider Airstrikes

Posted by Associated Press on September 11, 2014
obama

WASHINGTON — For a president criticized as overly cautious and reluctant to lead, Barack Obama is taking a huge risk. He is thrusting U.S. fighting forces into a growing military operation with clear dangers, unknown costs, an indefinite length and unpredictable consequences.

After years of resistance, the president who wanted to end America’s wars will now oversee a sweeping airstrike campaign in …

Continue Reading


Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Off Jamaica

Posted by Associated Press on September 5, 2014
breaking_news_small

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A prominent real estate developer and his wife were aboard the plane that strayed out of control and crashed off the coast of Jamaica.

Rick Glazer says Friday that his parents, Larry and Jane Glazer, were both licensed pilots. He says he can’t confirm they were killed, saying, “we know so little.”

In the meantime, New York politicians issued …

Continue Reading


Obama Says Beheading Videos Won’t Intimidate U.S.

Posted by Associated Press on September 3, 2014
obama-beheading

TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group.

Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’s …

Continue Reading


Video Purports to Show Beheading of Second U.S. Journalist

Posted by Associated Press on September 2, 2014
sotloff-beheading

BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act …

Continue Reading


American Journalist Beheaded In Iraq

Posted by Associated Press on August 20, 2014
james-foley

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants’ threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.

Obama’s remarks affirmed that the U.S. would not change its military posture in Iraq in response to the killing …

Continue Reading