Smoke rises after a US coalition airstrike in the city of Kobani Monday.
(TOLGA BOZOGLU/EPA /LANDOV)
October 13, 2014

U.S. Strikes At ISIS In Kobani As Kurds Claim Progress

The besieged city of Kobani, Syria, has seen an increase in air strikes and fighting, with Kurdish fighters in the area saying they've stopped the extremist group ISIS from advancing.


John Shimkus, during an interview with WILL in 2013.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
October 09, 2014

Shimkus: Time To Support Allied Action In Russia

Congressman John Shimkus says the US and Russia are in another Cold War.  The Republican said he’s prepared to vote on military action to support Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists.


Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai stands next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and two deputy officials as he takes the oath during the inauguration ceremony in Kabul.
(Ahmad Massoud/Xinhua/Landov)
September 29, 2014

Afghanistan’s New President: ‘Hold Me Accountable’

"Hold me accountable" is the message from Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who took the oath of office, succeeding Hamid Karzai, who many accused of lacking accountability.


President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2014

Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants’ Threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight.


U.S. Senator Dick Durbin campaigns in Champaign on Wednesday.
Hannah Meisel/WILL
September 25, 2014

Durbin On Progress Against ISIS, Corporate Taxes

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. only has so much power over the terrorist group known as the Islamic State. American airstrikes expanded to Syria this week after six weeks of bombings over Iraq, where ISIS has strongholds. 


President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York Wednesday.
(Richard Drew/AP)
September 24, 2014

Obama Calls On UN To Dismantle `Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama is telling the United Nations amid a U.S.-led bombing campaign against Islamic State militants that he will build a coalition to "dismantle this network of death.''


Thousands of Syrians enter Turkey Tuesday.
(Burhan Ozbilici/AP)
September 24, 2014

New Airstrikes Hit ISIS Near Syria-Turkey Border

Witnesses in eastern Syria near the Turkish border report a fresh round of airstrikes against Islamic State positions. The Pentagon has confirmed the reports.


President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria before heading to the United Nations
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 23, 2014

Obama: US-Arab Strikes Show Unity Against Militants

President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone.''


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