President’s deliberative approach to foreign policy draws fire as problems erupt in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine and Gaza.
He’s asked the Pentagon to prepare options while he recruits countries to help respond to the extremist group.
Qatar has privately become the go-to U.S. partner for indirect communications with Islamist groups.
Administration discussing several alternatives as it grapples with how to combat the Sunni extremist group.
U.S., allies need to join together to defeat terrorist group “over time,” Joint Chiefs chairman says.
Doing so would put all Americans overseas at risk, State Department says.
Asked directly if U.S. airstrikes could be expanded to include militant targets in Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is looking at all options.
Operation to rescue journalist James Foley, others earlier this summer drew heavy fire from militants.
Senior White House officials meeting on purported beheading of American journalist James Foley.
The militant group posted a video purporting to show the beheading of the American photographer.