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Flake, Kaine introduce AUMF against ISIS, al-Qaeda, Taliban

U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and Tim Kaine today introduced a bipartisan AUMF against the Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban.

Donald Trump on ISIS: Take the oil

How would Donald Trump stop the next ISIS from forming? He was asked this by a member of the audience at tonight’s Commander-in-Chief forum.

Trump: ‘Sarcastic,’ then not, on ISIS, Obama

Donald Trump said earlier Friday that he was being “sarcastic” in referring to President Obama as the “founder of ISIS,” and tweaking the media for not being able to tell the difference.


Orlando: It’s just easier to blame it on ISIS

What we don’t know about the Orlando nightclub mass shooting far outweighs what we do know. Not that this has stopped any of us from coming to conclusions.

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Let the people fight their own wars

As the War on Terror wages on, Americans are left wondering how we are to fight this very real monster that the U.S. government helped to create.

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Kaine urges VMI grads to uphold Constitution

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, delivered the 2016 commencement address at VMI.

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Robert Hurt: We need a plan of action

On March 22, 2016, as hundreds of innocent travelers in Brussels, Belgium began their day, they unknowingly became victims of another unspeakable attack by ISIS.

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Randy Forbes: An open letter to those who served

Ten days ago, our nation lost a hero. Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin was killed in a rocket attack by the Islamic State as he served with the 2nd Battalion.


Alon Ben-Meir: Why the Brussels attack was all but inevitable

The horrific attacks in Brussels by terrorists affiliated with ISIS that claimed the lives of 35 people and injured more than 200 was all but inevitable.

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Forbes: Countering ISIS requires more

Congressman J. Randy Forbes released a statement today on the submission of an Obama administration report on countering ISIS.

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Robert Hurt: The Islamic State is waging genocide

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin, embedded with Iraqi forces engaged in the battle against the Islamic State, died from rocket fire.

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Robert Hurt votes to condemn Islamic State

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of a House resolution condemning the Islamic State.

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Robert Hurt: The president still fails to deliver plan to defeat ISIS

Last Monday, another important deadline in the fight to defeat the Islamic State came and went with little attention from the media.


Alon Ben-Meir: Iraqi Sunni state is prerequisite to defeating ISIS

One of the main prerequisites to defeating ISIS in Iraq and stabilizing the country is the establishment of an independent Sunni Iraqi state.

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The unasked question: Why are they coming?

Almost none of the condemnation of refugees coming from the media or on social media is asks the ancillary question, “Why are they coming?”

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‘Defend This Nation’ ad spotlights Bernie Sanders foreign policy

A new 30-second TV spot from the presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders puts the focus on foreign policy.

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Tim Kaine: Our enemy is ISIS, not refugees

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine commented today after voting against consideration of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act (SAFE).

Rand Paul calls out Trump on close down Internet to stop ISIS proposal

Few are paying serious attention to Sen. Rand Paul, based on the polls, but he can be compelling when you get to hear him.

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Republican candidates discuss ISIS strategies

To former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the biggest obstacle to defeating ISIS is getting “the lawyers off the backs of the war fighters.”


Trump didn’t vote to kill 1 million Muslims in Iraq: Hillary did

Thanks to Glenn Greenwald for pointing out that the U.S. media is acting as though Donald Trump just invented bigotry this week.

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Robert Hurt: We must defeat the Islamic State, keep the homeland safe

Last Wednesday, our nation was struck by a horrific terrorist attack – the deadliest terror attack in our nation since 9/11.


Let the refugees in

Hysteria over the Islamic State is now focused on the refugees seeking to escape the violence in Syria and Iraq. Predictably, the Republican-controlled House yesterday voted to increase background checks on potential refugees, a demand for omniscience that would amount to exclusion.

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Robert Hurt: National security is our greatest responsibility

Last Friday, the nation of France – America’s first and enduring ally – suffered a devastating attack, and our hearts and prayers remain with her people in this time of mourning.

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Tim Kaine reiterates call for Congress to authorize military action against ISIL

In the wake of the Paris attacks last week, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Jeff Flake, both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took to the Senate floor today to renew their call for Congress to debate and vote on an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL.

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Robert Hurt: America must lead on the world stage

Over a year ago, President Obama promised the American people that we would not put boots on the ground to fight the Islamic State – explicitly stating that he would not send our brave men and women into combat in Iraq.

On making promises to women and girls: It’s time to make them real

Recent headlines have been bleak for women and girls in the developing world: the Islamic State runs a system of sex slaves for its recruits; terrorists in Nigeria kidnap girls to marry their soldiers; women can be shot for going to school or splashed with acid if their in-laws don’t like their dowries.

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Tim Kaine criticizes year of inaction on ISIS

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, took to the floor to decry the fact that a year has gone by without a meaningful debate and vote on the U.S. mission against ISIL.

Virginia Tech professor speaks on ISIS brutality toward women and girls

Ariel Ahram, associate professor in the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs, testified Wednesday, July 29, that sexual violence in the midst of civil wars in Syria and Iraq has reached catastrophic levels.


Kaine, Flake introduce bill to authorize use of force against Islamic State

On the 10-month anniversary of the U.S. launching military action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced a bipartisan Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) as an amendment to the State Department reauthorization bill being considered in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week.

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Sen. Tim Kaine on Speaker Boehner comments on use of military force against ISIS

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement today after Speaker Boehner called on President Obama to “start over”and send a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS to Congress.

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Tim Kaine presses for authorization of use of force against ISIS

On the eve of the 9-month anniversary of the U.S. launching military operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, delivered remarks on the Senate floor, challenging his congressional colleagues to finally have a meaningful debate and vote on the U.S. mission against ISIS.

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Tim Kaine continues to press for authorization on military action against ISIS

On the eve of the 9-month anniversary of U.S operations against ISIS, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, will call on his colleagues to return to a matter that is critical to U.S. national security and the servicemembers currently serving in Operation Inherent Resolve – the U.S. mission against ISIS.

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Sen. Kaine presses for clarity on ground troops in action against ISIL

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine questioned Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey on the proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL, announced by President Obama last month.

Bob Goodlatte: ISIS in America

With increasing regularity, Americans are bearing witness to the depravity of terrorists claiming the mantle of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, but also sometimes referred to as ISIL.

Virginia Tech training strengthens universities in Iraqi Kurdistan

When a university group from Iraq’s northern Kurdish region traveled to study at Virginia Tech this past summer, their home was at peace.

Robert Sarvis calls for congressional authorization on ISIS

Following President Barack Obama’s televised address regarding military action against ISIS, Robert Sarvis, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate, released the following statement.


How Iran, Assad and Hezbollah are using Christian persecution by ISIS to hijack the minorities

More than 400,000 Christians are refugees in Kurdistan with no immediate hope for a return home. Scores of Christians have been killed, raped, and kidnapped by the Jihadists of ISIS.

Robert Sarvis: Obama needs to do more than ‘come to Congress’ with ISIS plan

Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Robert Sarvis made the following statement regarding proposed American responses to Islamic State militant terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

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Mark Warner on the issues

Statements from U.S. Sen. Mark Warner on his visit to Buena Vista on Monday on student debt, the V-A scandal and Iraq.

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Tim Kaine statement on Iraq

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern, South and Central Asian Affairs, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s comments on Iraq earlier today.