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  • 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
    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.

  • US shouldn’t divulge IS combat plans: Saudi prince Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:42 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    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.

  • How to make Obama's strategy to fight ISIL work Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:37 PM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    Here's what could help make Obama's strategy for defeating the Islamic State work, says former State Dept. adviser David Phillips.

  • Obama: When the world is threatened 'they call us' Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    President Barack Obama takes part in a briefing at US Central Command with General Lloyd Austin at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, on September 17, 2014.

    Even the countries that "complain about America" will call on the nation in a time of need, Obama says.

  • Need regional coalition to fight ISIS: Expert   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:03 AM ET
    Need regional coalition to fight ISIS: Expert

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), and Larry Bossidy, former Honeywell chairman & CEO, discuss the U.S. strategy to fight ISIS.

  • US hits ISIS position near Baghdad   Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    US hits ISIS position near Baghdad

    NBC's Ayman Moyheldin reports on the latest U.S. efforts to help the Iraqi government win back its territory seized by ISIS.

  • US says Middle East to help fight IS, UK cautious Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Washington said countries in the Middle East have offered to join airstrikes against IS militants, but Britain held back.

  • War over the word 'war'   Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:42 PM ET
    War over the word 'war'

    "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd discusses the U.S.'s plan to handle ISIS and whether we are at "war" with the group.

  • Obama's ISIS objectives   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Obama's ISIS objectives

    NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel reports from Iraq on the threat of ISIS, and the strategy of the U.S. to disarm the terrorist group.

  • Opportunity for Turkey: Gen. Eaton   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:15 PM ET
    Opportunity for Turkey: Gen. Eaton

    Retired U.S. Army Major General Paul D. Eaton, shares his view of President Obama's strategies against ISIS, and the opportunity for other countries to step up.

  • Oil up & attracting foreign investment: Pritzker   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Oil up & attracting foreign investment: Pritzker

    Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, provides her view on oil production in the U.S., the economy and corporate America.

  • Obama late to Syria: Expert   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Obama late to Syria: Expert

    Former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt, weighs in on President Obama's ISIS strategy. Kimmitt says had Obama been prepared to move forces into Syria it would have been easier to put a coalition together.

  • US response to ISIS   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:53 AM ET
    US response to ISIS

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chair, shares his thoughts on President Obama's strategy to combat terror threats by ISIS.

  • Inside ISIS terrorist organization   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Inside ISIS terrorist organization

    Former Gov. Howard Dean, (D-Vt.), and Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, discuss President Obama's plan on fighting the ISIS terror threat. The hard work has to be done on the ground by the people who live there, says Dean.

  • Multinational force needed to battle ISIS: Expert   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:11 AM ET
    Multinational force needed to battle ISIS: Expert

    Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (Ret.), discusses why airstrikes are not enough to wipe out ISIS.

  • US strategy to defeat ISIS   Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    US strategy to defeat ISIS

    CNBC's John Harwood, discusses President Obama's plan to battle ISIS, including engaging allies against ISIS.

  • Obama: 'Systematic campaign' against ISIS Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:01 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq.

    Although he stressed he would not put troops in combat roles there, Obama announced that he is sending another 475 service members to Iraq.

  • It's decision time now for Obama on ISIS Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 5:19 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    While experts differed on what Obama should say, they cautioned against drawing any bright lines for future military involvement.