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  • Why we won’t have enough money to fight ISIS Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

    Washington's fight against ISIS may not have enough funding, reports the Fiscal Times.

  • US bombs ISIS sites in Syria     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    Retired U.S. Army Col. and Medal of Honor recipient Jack Jacobs says the U.S. needs to get ready for a long haul to defeat ISIS.

  • Albright looks to Turkey for help in war on ISIS Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 11:56 AM ET
    Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Albright tells CNBC the U.S. has no choice but to be involved in the battle against ISIS and other world crises.

  • President Obama: 'Not America's fight alone' Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 10:56 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about airstrikes against militants in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

    Obama emphasized that Americans were not acting alone but rather together with a coalition of Arab states and the support of more than 40 nations.

  • President Barack Obama speaks about airstrikes against militants in Syria, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

    President Obama delivers a statement on airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria. President Obama says 40 nations have offered help in our comprehensive efforts.

  • US strikes ISIS in Syria     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    Jim Miklaszewski, NBC chief Pentagon correspondent, reports on the U.S. led airstrikes underway in Syria.

  • Albright: US needs to explain stakes better     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, shares her thoughts on whether the U.S. was late to the game in fighting against the ISIS threat.

  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, explains why U.S. airstrike against ISIS are very important and boots on the ground are needed. The regional partners are the ones that need to do a lot of it, says Albright.

  • NATO Secretary General on ISIS     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    "Squawk Box's" Becky Quick talks with NATO Sec. General Anders Fogh Rasmussen about what he thinks should be the global response to the ISIS threat.

  • Aftermath of US airstrikes in Syria     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    This is only the beginning, says Jim Miklaszewski, NBC chief Pentagon correspondent, reporting the latest details of U.S. led airstrikes against ISIS targets.

  • US strikes ISIS in Syria     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:01 AM ET

    Retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs and CNBC's John Harwood discuss the implications of the United States and Arab allies' airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria. A lot of the coalition so far is public relations, says Jacobs.

  • US launches airstrikes in Syria     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 1:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses the latest developments in the Middle East with the U.S. launching airstrikes in Syria and British Prime Minister David Cameron planning to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

  • Syria is key to halting ISIS: Lecturer     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Malcolm Jorgensen, Lecturer at Sydney Law School and United States Studies Center, discusses news that the U.S. and Arab nations launched massive airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria on Monday.

  • An essential guide to the midterm elections Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:29 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama.

    America's permanent partisan war for now shifts exclusively to the campaign trail. Here's what you need to pay attention to.

  • Senate approves arming Syrian rebels to fight ISIS Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:08 PM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    Senate passage, by a vote of 73-22, came a day after approval by the House of Representatives.

  • Massacre warnings signal it's time to attack ISIL Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:08 PM ET
    File photo of ISIS fighters on parade

    Warnings of a massacre in northern Syria indicate that it's time for the US to attack ISIL, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.

  • How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    AMMAN, Sept 18- In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate.

  • *Riyadh trains Syrian rebels, praised new Iraq govt. RIYADH, Sept 17- In its war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria the United States wants strong public support from Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam and champion of Arab Sunni Muslims.

  • US shouldn’t divulge IS combat plans: Saudi prince Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:42 AM ET
    Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014.

    Saudi Arabia's ex-head of intelligence has criticized U.S. anti-terrorism tactics, saying Obama was wrong to rule out troops in Syria and Iraq.

  • *Army has shrunk by 30-50 percent. *Army faced setbacks since June. Western officials believe the Syrian army, already stretched, has been under growing strain since Islamic State staged lightening advances in Syria and Iraq in June: insurgents this week briefly pushed into an area of Damascus that had not seen fighting for 18 months, the Observatory reported.