We need a strategy, says Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz.), discussing transition in Saudi Arabia amid instability in the Middle East and ISIS terror attacks.» Read More
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.
"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.
This is only the beginning, says Jim Miklaszewski, NBC chief Pentagon correspondent, reporting the latest details of U.S. led airstrikes against ISIS targets.
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.
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.
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.
America's permanent partisan war for now shifts exclusively to the campaign trail. Here's what you need to pay attention to.
Senate passage, by a vote of 73-22, came a day after approval by the House of Representatives.
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.
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.
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.
Here's what could help make Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State work, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.
Even the countries that "complain about America" will call on the nation in a time of need, Obama says.
Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), and Larry Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO, discuss the U.S. strategy to fight ISIS.
NBC's Ayman Moyheldin reports on the latest U.S. efforts to help the Iraqi government win back its territory seized by ISIS.
*Paris conference supports military action in Iraq, no mention of Syria. PARIS/ DUBAI, Sept 15- Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria.
PARIS, Sept 15- World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria.
Washington said countries in the Middle East have offered to join airstrikes against IS militants, but Britain held back.