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Australian Teen Allegedly Involved In ISIS Suicide Attack

Posted On March 12, 2015

(Australia) -- The Australian government is looking to confirm reports that a Melbourne teenager carried out an ISIS suicide attack. An image on a Twitter account associated with the terrorist group shows 18-year-old Jake Bilardi in the drivers seat of a car used in a suicide attack in Ramadi, Iraq. ISIS claimed that the teenager…

Carter: U.S. May Not Be Able To Protect Rebels From Assad

Posted On March 11, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- Even if Congress approves new war powers, the U.S. may be unable to legally protect Syrian rebels from attacks by President Assad's forces.   Defense Secretary Ashton Carter appeared at a Senate Hearing Wednesday along with other administration officials. They are seeking Congressional authorization of President Obama's request for the use of…

White House Still Miffed About Iran Letter

Posted On March 11, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The White House is still miffed about the open letter that 47 Senate Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran.   Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest called it an effort to inject partisan politics into a very serious foreign policy matter. The letter publicly challenges President Obama's authority to negotiate a deal with…

U.S. Sends More Non-Lethal Aid To Ukraine

Posted On March 11, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. is sending more non-lethal aid to Ukraine.   President Obama is still considering lethal aid to Ukraine, but presidential spokesman Josh Earnest insisted that a military solution is not feasible. Earnest expressed ongoing concerns about the activities of Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine and again warned Russia that additional international…

Kerry Defends Iran Nuclear Talks

Posted On March 11, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is defending the U.S.-led nuclear negotiations with Iran.   In a Senate hearing, Kerry there will be no "grand bargain" with Iran and insisted that the talks are aimed squarely at preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. He said it is insulting to suggest otherwise. Kerry…