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Hagel out as defense chief

...security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises, include the rise of the Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. While Obama has sought to consolidate foreign policy decision-making within the White House, advisers have privately criticized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-24/hegal-out-defense-chief
Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

...night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country...journalists ? and captured large swaths of Syria and northern and western Iraq.U...self-declared capital in Raqqa in northeastern Syria. Military officials have said the U...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-09-22/pentagon-us-partners-begin-ai
Our inaction helped ISIS, experts say

...against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria's 5-year-old civil war, suggested...in that part of the world, such as in Syria and Saudi Arabia. "People begin to see...into parts of Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. But Turkey is paying a price - two million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-06/our-inaction-helped-isis
Voters opposed Obama

...majority party nationwide crossed that proverbial "line in the sand" that Obama would never have had the courage to cross! Syria immediately comes to mind!Then there's Obama's non-action in Benghazi, Libya; the IRS scandal; and his attorney general...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-13/voters-opposed-obama
John Barrow, Joe Wilson support bill to train Syrians; Paul Broun does not

...Rather than supporting relatively unknown opposition groups in Syria to battle the forces of the so-called 'Islamic State...the training operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIL, or ISIS.The Senate passed the bill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-09-19/john-barrow-joe-wilson-support-
The unchanging face of terror

...mere coincidence. Last month the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria terrorist army called on followers to kill Canadian civilian...7 to join the American-led air campaign against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.ISIS spokesman and senior leader Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-10-24/unchanging-face-terro
Rants & Raves

...the arctic air south. Warm air displaces cold air. IT IS UTTER FOLLY and foolishness to arm and train "moderate" rebels in Syria. They will bite the hand that feeds them. I say let them fight it out and only intervene if they start spreading out of that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-20/rants-raves
IOC seeks bidders for 2024 Summer Games

...demonstrations that swept the country in 2013 helped undermine the 2020 bid. Turkey's current volatile situation involving neighboring Syria, Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants won't help a 2024 candidacy.DOHA'S DREAMS? Doha was a candidate both for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-10-20/ioc-seeks-bidders-2024-s
McCain campaigns for Perdue

...Obama in 2008, pointed to statements by ISIS leaders about plans to impose sharia law in the territory they control in Iraq and Syria. Such law greatly restricts women's freedoms, what McCain termed enslavement."And our Democratic friends talk about us...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-10-16/mccain-campaigns-perdue
Obama seeking congressional OK for Syria action

...launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons...has argued forcefully is on the line in Syria. Obama long ago said the use of chemical...support his call for military action against Syria.Either way, the developments marked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-08-31/obama-seeking-congressional-