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  • The U.S., always at war without declaring war

    To the editor: Here we go again. Call it Vietnam III or Korea IV, whichever you want. The world's policeman is going to go after the bad guys and we, the citizens of the United States, will have to pay the price of another misguided intervention. ("Use of...
  • Our murky mission in Syria [Editorial]

    Our murky mission in Syria  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama went to the United Nations this week to rally the world against what he called "the network of death" embodied by the Islamic State and other extremist groups that have captured large parts of Iraq and Syria in recent months. Mr....
  • Congress must act to stop the atrocities committed by ISIS [Letter]

    Congress must act to stop the atrocities committed by ISIS [Letter]
    The U.S. faces a difficult decision with serious long-term implications regarding ISIS, the radical Islamic group that recently beheaded an American journalist and commits atrocities against those who don't accept its extreme brand of Islam ("Syria's...
  • British teenager who joined militants is believed killed in Syria

    British teenager who joined militants is believed killed in Syria
    A 19-year-old from Britain who apparently joined the Al Qaeda-affiliated militant group the Nusra Front was believed killed in Syria during recent airstrikes by U.S. and allied Arab nations, according to news reports. Ibrahim Kamara of England...
  • The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat

    The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat
    After nearly a decade of being derided as¬†dangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week’s U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria. The Pentagon said it used...
  • Islamic State has the U.S. right where it wants it

    To the editor: Any weakening of Islamic State that comes from U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq will be vastly overshadowed by the strength and unity that arises from different people sharing a common perceived foe: the U.S. ("U.S. won Arab support...
  • U.S. launches new airstrikes on Islamic State in Iraq, Syria

    American warplanes again attacked militants in Iraq and Syria, carrying out airstrikes on five Islamic State targets, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. The air attacks, which were conducted Tuesday and early Wednesday, continued to pound the Sunni...
  • Use of force against Islamic State is justified, Obama tells U.N.

    President Obama emphatically defended his decision to expand the air campaign against violent extremists in the Middle East, vowing before world leaders Wednesday that he would speak “the language of force” with terrorists who threaten America...
  • Can air power crush this enemy?

    President Barack Obama's air war against terrorist targets in Syria has begun, sooner and more deeply inside Syrian territory than expected. The question: Will the strikes — which mark the mere "beginning of a credible, sustainable, persistent...
  • Syrian government says it's retaken key city near Damascus

    The Syrian government said Thursday that its forces had taken back the strategic industrial city of Adra just northeast of Damascus, ending its almost yearlong occupation by rebels. The recapture of Adra, situated close to the main highway north from...
  • Obama unveils strategy against Islamic State: How did we get here?

    Obama unveils strategy against Islamic State: How did we get here?
    President Obama on Wednesday unveiled his strategy to defeat the extremist group Islamic State "wherever they exist."  For a president who has prided himself on ending the war in Iraq, it is a problem with no easy solutions. He must consider an...