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4 Things To Know About Obama's Islamic State Strategy

The president today is set to meet congressional leaders to discuss his strategy to combat the insurgency in Iraq and Syria. He's expected to address the nation on the subject on Wednesday.
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Obama Wants Congress' Support On ISIS, But He May Not Need It

Congressional leaders will be at the White House on Tuesday to talk about the president's strategy against the group known as the Islamic State.
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Following Ferguson, Senate Weighs Use Of Military-Grade Equipment

A committee is looking at how federal programs have equipped thousands of local police and sheriff's departments with gear made for warfare, and whether more oversight is needed.
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Arab League Chief Urges 'Confrontation' With Islamic State Militants

In apparent backing of the U.S., Nabil Elaraby tells the 22-member organization that it needs a "comprehensive confrontation" with the extremist group.
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U.S. Launches New Airstrikes To Protect Iraqi Dam

NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with correspondent Alice Fordham from Baghdad about the latest round of U.S. airstrikes to support Iraqi forces on the ground in Iraq.
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Ex-Cia Operative: Isilamist Groups Virtually Impossible To Penetrate

This week marks the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with former CIA operative Robert Baer about how U.S. intelligence gathering has evolved in the aftermath.
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Congress Returns To A Plateful Of Foreign Problems

Congress returns next week in the midst of a crisis in Ukraine and the rise of the Islamic State. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mara Liasson about Congress's role in shaping foreign policy strategy.
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Henry Kissinger's Thoughts On The Islamic State, Ukraine And 'World Order'

A stable global system is needed more than ever, Kissinger says in his new book, World Order. He explains why he sees Iran as a "bigger problem" than the Islamic State and offers his views on Ukraine.
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Reporter Reflects On Obama's Stalled Effort to Close Guantanamo

New York Times' Charlie Savage visited the prison last month. He tells Fresh Air that it is decaying and exorbitantly expensive, but still holds 149 detainees who can't be sent anywhere else.
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NATO Summit Considers: Ukraine Crisis, Rise Of Islamist Militants

NATO leaders, including President Obama, meet in Wales for what's being called their most important summit since the end of the Cold War.

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