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  • Middle East holds few attractive options for Obama

    Two and a half years ago, the U.S. pulled every soldier out of a mostly quiet Iraq. In the void, formerly al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists calling themselves "The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" are now tearing apart the country, leaving medieval...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • Scott Pelley On Why CBS News Reports From Iraq, Syria And Around The World

    When the "CBS Evening News" broadcasts Wednesday evening, viewers won't find Scott Pelley in the anchor chair. Instead, he will be seen in a segment reporting from Amman, Jordan. Pelley visited that country's border with Syria while refugees crossed....
  • Michael Doran and Max Boot: The growing disaster in Iraq

    Michael Doran and Max Boot: The growing disaster in Iraq
    The growing disaster in Iraq has triggered anguished debate over two fundamental questions: What went wrong? And what do we do about it? Surprisingly, many people who disagree vehemently about the former question (in particular, whether President George...
  • Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support to fight militants

    Iraq crisis: Government asks U.S. for air support  to fight militants
    President Obama updated congressional leaders on Wednesday on the situation in Iraq and reviewed what he sees as options for "increased security assistance" for the country, which is grappling with insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ...
  • Abu Bakr Baghdadi's reach shows power of regional militant groups

     Abu Bakr Baghdadi's reach shows power of regional militant groups
    He is regarded as one of the most powerful militants in the world, a former Islamist preacher who evolved into a global jihad warrior now threatening to rewrite the map of the Middle East. Yet Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State of Iraq and...
  • ISIS -- is it too extreme to survive?

    Just how terrifying is the Sunni Muslim extremist group that's taken over a huge swath of territory in northern Iraq? Here are some clues: After seizing Iraq's second-largest city, the group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS,...
  • Obama to meet with congressional leaders as clashes continue in Iraq

    Obama to meet with congressional leaders as clashes continue in Iraq
    Forces loyal to the Iraqi government repulsed an insurgent attack on a provincial town northeast of Baghdad, state media reported Tuesday, as White House officials announced that President Obama would meet with congressional leaders to discuss the...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obsession with Putin diverts Obama's attention from terrorism

    PARIS -- The fact that U.S. President Barack Obama is putting hundreds of boots back onto the ground in Iraq to protect American interests is the result of some bad decisions and missed opportunities to correct course. Except that Russian President...
  • Walter Pincus: Getting past the old myths about Iraq

    Walter Pincus: Getting past the old myths about Iraq
    Let's examine Iraq through a lens that former Sen. J. William Fulbright, D-Ark., called "old myths and new realities." Old myth: The threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the result of President Obama's policies, which left...
  • Baghdad becoming Saigon, hypocrisy, and Roberts: Letters

      Here we are again, America repeating history with the same results. Once again, our experiment in nation building has gone awry. So why is everyone so surprised? We made the same mistake more than 40 years ago in Vietnam. We threw lives and money at...