A growing number of high-ranking American officials say that ISIS, the militant group that controls much of northern Iraq, must be defeated. The White House is considering plans to send ground troops to aid Iraq in the fight, but experts say even those expanded plans won't be enough to win.
The Obama administration is sending a message to the Israelis not to attack Iran's nuclear sites. Not yet at least. US officials are thought to be trying to persuade Israel to give economic sanctions against Iran more time.
Over Memorial Day, President Obama announced new nominations to top military positions.