President Obama promises to "go after" ISIS the way he went after al-Qaeda.

The official U.S. government line is that there aren't any U.S. forces fighting in the battle at Zumar, in northern Iraq, but eyewitnesses say otherwise.

Continuing foreign entangling alliances are beginning to have unhappy consequences for the United States.

Rapid Trident, a joint military exercise conducted annually for the past few years by U.S. Army, NATO, and the Ukrainian military, will go ahead this month from September 16-26. The exercise was initially scheduled for July, but was delayed due to the ongoing crisis in the Ukraine.

"Airstrikes alone won't defeat this enemy," wrote Secretary of State John Kerry, describing the threat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria poses to the United States and the rest of the world.