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  • Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance in Syria

    Ramped-up air strikes stall Islamic State advance in Syria
    Two days of heavy air strikes by U.S. warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Turkish and U.S. officials said last week that Islamic State was on the verge of...
  • U.S. strategy on Islamic State and Turkey needs to start with the endgame

     U.S. strategy on Islamic State and Turkey needs to start with the endgame
    Turkish-American relations reached their nadir last week. Turkey's failure to take a definitive stance on Islamic State has unleashed a torrent of criticism in Western media of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government. Vice President Joe Biden...
  • Pentagon unveils name for ISIS battle: Operation Inherent Resolve

    The Pentagon has finally given a name to the international military effort against Islamic State militants: “Operation Inherent Resolve.” The name was revealed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff office Wednesday, more than two months after the U....
  • No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says

    No 'quick fixes' in battle with Islamic State, Obama says
    Amid growing signs of the limits of the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appealed for the public's patience Tuesday as he met with more than 20 defense chiefs of nations he enlisted in the struggling...
  • David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State

    David Rothkopf: How Malala can help defeat the Islamic State
    The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...
  • U.S. Holocaust Museum displays graphic photographs of Syrian victims

    U.S. Holocaust Museum displays graphic photographs of Syrian victims
    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington is displaying a series of graphic images that it believes were taken by a Syrian military photographer assigned to take pictures of the corpses of those who died at the hands of the Syrian government. ...
  • U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey

    U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes Turkey
    American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilize Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on...
  • Obama to meet with 20 foreign defense chiefs on Islamic State threat

    President Obama will meet with more than 20 foreign chiefs of defense at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday to discuss strategy in the battle against Islamic State militants. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the objective of the meeting is to develop...
  • Forget coalitions, focus on U.S. interests [Commentary]

    Forget coalitions, focus on U.S. interests [Commentary]
    As the Obama administration tries to recover from three years of naive ideological spin that Islamic radicals had been crushed, it is time to reassess what our world view should be. After 1492, Europeans rushed to conquer the under developed world,...
  • Challenger tries to tie Duckworth to VA scandal

     Challenger tries to tie Duckworth to VA scandal
    The Republican challenger trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth tried to tie her to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal during a joint appearance Monday. "These issues didn't just come up overnight. These have been there for a...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...