The force is likely to consist of 40,000 highly trained troops, and would be supported by fighter jets, naval vessels and mobile armor.
Along with education reforms, the budget agreement also includes stringent disclosure laws for legislators with outside income.
The soldiers on the front line in Tikrit have no idea where ISIS, their enemy, actually is.
Nuclear talks enter critical phase as Israel warns against a deal that leaves Iran with the capability to develop nuclear weapons.
Syrian President Bashar Assad says he will not discuss leaving office with anyone, that it's an issue solely of concern to the Syrian people.
"I believe what's happening to our country is that there's a moral erosion of the soul of America."
A major petroleum supplier says its tankers are traveling safely in waters near the horn of Africa.