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US Welcomes Canada Joining Airstrikes against Islamic State

The United States has welcomed a decision from Canada's parliament to authorize airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The measure approved Tuesday backs the airstrikes for up to six months. It also prohibits the use of ground forces in any combat operations. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his government does not take the decision lightly, but that the Islamic State group poses a real threat.  He said the U.S.-led coalition must act to stop the...

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