Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday that the Islamic State is now more dangerous than al-Qaida ever was, and raised the possibility airstrikes might be launched against them in Syria.
The Obama administration missed key opportunities over the past six months to beat back the Islamic State assault on Iraq with targeted drone strikes, lawmakers on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said Wednesday.
An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.
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