President Obama is prepared to use U.S. military airstrikes in Syria as part of an expanded campaign to defeat the Islamic State and does not believe he needs formal congressional approval to take that action, according to people who have spoken with the president in recent days.
Obama discussed his plans at a dinner with a bipartisan group of foreign policy experts this week at the White House and made clear his belief that he has the authority to attack the militant Islamist group on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border to protect U.S national security, multiple people who participated in the discussion said. The move to attack in Syria would represent a remarkable escalation in strategy for Obama, who has sought during his presidency to reduce the U.S. military engagement in the Middle East.
Administration officials have been working in recent days to enlist the support of the nation’s political establishment to help sell their strategy to the American public, which Obama will address in a prime-time speech Wednesday night. The president met with the top four congressional leaders Tuesday, while his aides held briefings on Capitol Hill.
The intensity of the outreach amounted to a tacit acknowledgment by administration officials that they have been slow in formulating a strategy to confront the militants and in conveying that vision more broadly. The Islamic State controls wide swaths of territory in both countries, but the United States has so far limited its military engagement to Iraq, as Obama has been reluctant to intervene in Syria’s civil war.
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1 May 2013 Last updated at 10:03 ET
US engineers have developed a way to embed radio frequency identification chips on to paper that they say is quicker, cheaper and offers wider applications than current methods.
The technique could be used to prevent fraud as well as provide a new meaning to the term ‘paper trail’.
The process uses lasers to transfer and assemble the chips on paper.
Such smart paper could be used for banknotes, legal documents, tickets and smart labels, the team said.
The findings are due to be presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers conference on RFID in Orlando, Florida.
Read More: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-22369628
In this Viewpoint Segment End Time Headlines is joined with Special guest Jason Armstrong of “Remnant Fire” Ministries in which they discuss an amazing Pattern regarding Israel and even America indicating future War and Captivity. They will show you patterns from Past to Present and make them Practical and Relevant to Bible Prophecy.
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Marchers in Washington D.C. burn the Israeli flag in support for Hamas.
Please stand and support Israel, this is God’s land and it WILL be protected by Him.
The sources said Moscow views Ukraine as critical to its geo-strategic posture to maintain a buffer zone between the Russian Federation and countries bordering Russia that belong to NATO.
The Russian president, leaving little doubt that the relationship between Russia and NATO is over, the sources said, will go ahead with deployment of the Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile system to counter Western anti-missile deployments.
Read more: http://mobile.wnd.com/2014/08/sanctions-prompt-putin-to-deploy-iskander-missile/
Without power, people would struggle to fuel their cars at petrol stations, get money from cash dispensers or pay online. Water and sewage systems would be affected too, meaning that health epidemics in urbanized areas would quickly take a grip, with diseases we thought we had left behind centuries ago soon returning.