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  • Rachel Marsden: General Assembly an exercise in message-shaping

    World leaders, some of whom are taking their shady human-rights records and diplomatic immunity out for some exercise, have descended upon New York City this week for the United Nations General Assembly. In this celebrated display of self-flagellation,...
  • What Libya's militia problem means for the Middle East, and the U.S.

    What Libya's militia problem means for the Middle East, and the U.S.
    President Obama has lamented not doing more to follow up on the 2011 intervention in Libya. As the U.S. builds its military campaign against Islamic State, extending airstrikes into Syria, it is not too late for Washington and its allies to heed the...
  • President Obama vows continued strikes against extremists in Syria

    President Barack Obama vowed more strikes against extremists in Syria on Tuesday after U.S. forces carried out separate air raids targeting Islamic State militants and an al Qaeda affiliate that Washington said was plotting attacks on America and Europe....
  • Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes

    Syrians say civilians killed in U.S. airstrikes
    The video, said to have been shot Tuesday in northwestern Syria, shows Idlib province residents going through motions that have become all too familiar in three years of civil war between antigovernment rebels and the forces of President Bashar Assad:...
  • Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.

    Lack of reliable partners in Syria poses daunting challenge to U.S.
    With the dramatic aerial bombardment of militant positions in Syria on Tuesday, the Obama administration has expanded its offensive against Islamic State extremists to new but treacherous terrain. The U.S.-led air assault across a wide swath of northern...
  • Why America is at war

    "If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered...
  • 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...
  • Larry Horist: President good on rhetoric — bad on credibility

    Some say President Obama gave the best speech of his career. It depends if you are judging on rhetoric, substance or credibility. I grade him a B for rhetoric, C-minus for substance and F-plus for credibility. The president's highest mark is for...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]

    Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]
     Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It may or may not...
  • Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]

    Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]
    President Obama, in his determination to get American foreign policy off what he has called "a perpetual war footing," must take care now not to box himself in with any more comments about "red lines" that restrict his options. As he appraises the...
  • We asked you: Should the United States use troops to fight ISIS?

    Teaming with Syria U.S. involvement using air strikes would be more effective, with less negative repercussion than using troops. Doing so, however requires a temporary alliance with Syrian President Bashar Assad — if Assad and the rebels we...