Incumbent Nouri al-Maliki is insisting that he should remain in power.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said chances that Russia could take military action are rising.
U.S. Central Command said the airdrop included one C-17 and two C-130 cargo aircraft.
“We should take nothing off the table," said the former Homeland Security chairman said.
“I think these targeted strikes are very effective,” Sen. Jack Reed said.
“That’s not going to solve the problem," the Democrat said.
The South Carolina Republican accused the president of ignoring his national security team.
Plagiarism allegations could have implications for senator's military career, too.
Robert McDonald addressed a disabled veterans conference in his first speech as secretary.
The president said U.S. forces are beating back “barbaric terrorists.”
The government needs to release the partially declassified opinion, the surveillance court said.
Strikes should be authorized if they are ongoing when lawmakers return in September.
The funds will go to help France, which is targeting terror groups on the continent.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hailed the report in a tweet.
Democrats, meanwhile, warn the president against escalation.
“Escalating it is not in the cards,” the Illinois Democrat said.
However, Carter Ham said it would be difficult to achieve goals without ground forces.
Liberals are unhappy with presidential support for CIA chief John Brennan and others.
McCain said targeted airstrikes and humanitarian aid are "far from sufficient."
Even action taken under the auspices of humanitarian support would be viewed as a violation.
“America is proud to act alongside our closest friends and allies,” President Obama said.
Liberals worry about airstrikes deepening U.S. involvement.
The Senate Intelligence Committee chairwoman says "inaction is no longer an option."
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) criticized President Obama’s decision to conduct airstrikes on...