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  • New Mideast Dynamics Require New Approach

    Today's Engelhart's View cartoon and also the article " Syria Welcomes Help Against Islamic State" [Aug. 26] both demonstrate how complex the world has become. The Middle East no longer has defined national borders. Rather it is defined by radical extremists with minimal nationalistic ideals and national sovereignty.
  • Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria

    Obama feeds critics with bid for more time on Syria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has bought some time with his decision to slow the march toward U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria and provided fodder for critics who accuse him of dithering. The White House on Friday...

    A Mideast war we should avoid

     A Mideast war we should avoid
    In fighting disease, aggressive action is not always advisable. Two years ago a federal panel recommended against routine use of a test for prostate cancer because it carries "a very small potential benefit and significant potential harms." Some men get...

    Obama says 'justice will be done' against James Foley's killers

    Obama says 'justice will be done' against James Foley's killers
    President Barack Obama vowed "justice will be done" against the Islamic State killers of American journalist James Foley on Tuesday as the United States sought to identify targets for potential airstrikes in Syria. Obama's tough talk followed his...

    US sends mixed messages over potential military operations in Syria

    ISTANBUL The Syrian government on Monday warned the United States against launching unilateral attacks against the Islamic State extremist group on its territory, but Washington said it wouldn't seek the Assad regime's permission to defend American lives....