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President pushed to take further action against ISIS

US warplanes are continuing their aerial bombardment of ISIS forces in Iraq.

Last week, President Obama indicated a go-slow approach in US efforts to stop ISIS, even as some are urging him to expand airstrikes to ISIS forces in Syria.

As the debate goes on over how to deal with the terrorist group, US air power has turned the tide of one battle.

With the aid of US airstrikes, the Iraqi army has broken the six-week isis siege of the town of
Amirli in northern Iraq.

Residents had refused to flee from the rampaging Islamic militants.

The US has helped with airdrops to get relief supplies to about 15,000 who had been trapped.

ISIS still controls vast expanses of land in Iraq and Syria.

ISIS has released more video testimony to its now-familiar bloodlust, this time showcasing the decapitation murder of a captured soldier,

Though nearly everyone agrees that ISIS are the bad guys, not everyone agrees on what to do about them.

One top Democrat suggests President Obama is being too cautious.

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says "I do know that the military, I know that the State Department, I know that others have been putting plans together, and so hopefully, those plans will coalesce into a strategy."

Writing in the New York Times, Secretary of State John Kerry called for worldwide support in fighting the "hardened fighting force of committed jihadists with global ambitions."

In a response, Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham write that "ISIS must be confronted militarily."

 "We have to defeat ISIS. Not contain, not stop, but defeat ISIS, because they are a direct threat, over time, to the United States of America", says McCain.

 Many foreign fighters have joined ISIS's  ranks, including more than 100 Americans.

The fear is that their passports will allow them back home, bringing terror with them.

Former Homeland Security Counterrorism Director John Cohen explains, "they have Americanized their message", deepening fears of a terrorist next door.