I found myself chuckling aloud at the otherwise most unremarkable line in President Obama’s Wednesday night address to the nation. “This is our strategy,” he intoned. Then he ticked off four points. It was hard not to believe the leader…

Sep 03

Second beheading dares U.S. to act

The reported beheading of another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, by the Islamic State group is almost daring President Obama and the United States’ European allies to act. President Obama responded Wednesday morning from Estonia, where he is on an overseas…

Aug 29

Who will help the U.S. battle the Islamic State in Syria?

In the last year-and-a-half, Islamic State extremists have fought the Syrian army, Hezbollah and Iranian forces. They've clashed with al-Qaida's local affiliate, routed Iraq's army and pushed back Kurdish peshmerga fighters. American airstrikes in Iraq have recently caused somewhat of…

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