Interesting Article: " US Missed Chances to Head Off Islamic State " by Travis J. Tritten-Stars and Stripes, Published Thursday, July 24th, 2014. An interesting article mentioned that the Obama administration missed key opportunities over the past six months to beat back the Islamic State assault on Iraq with targeted drone strikes. The Islamic State successes, first in Syria and now in Iraq, have left the group flush with cash, weapons, territory and fighters, and caused widespread concern of a new Islamist safe haven that could be used to stage terrorist attacks against the United States. The U.S. has ramped up intelligence gathering, military advising and diplomatic efforts within Iraq over the past two months as the group took much of the north and threatened the capital, Baghdad. Would you like to know more?