| Jun 19, 2015
| 5:20 AM
One of the most frustrating aspects of President Barack Obama's "strategy" to degrade and destroy Islamic State in Iraq is that he seems to grasp why it isn't working. Yet he refuses to take the obvious steps needed to fix it (and I don't mean sending...
| Jun 15, 2015
| 7:15 AM
In the homestretch of a 41-year U.S. Army career shaped by war and the scars of war, Gen. Martin Dempsey sounds unconvinced that Iraq has found its path to lasting victory over the Islamic State group.
But neither does the top military adviser to...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 2:12 PM
The U.S. will fall way short of meeting its goal of training 24,000 Iraqi forces to fight Islamic State militants by this fall, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday on Capitol Hill where lawmakers are already skeptical of the Obama administration's...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 3:27 AM
The Islamic State group gave only three options for the soldiers and police officers guarding Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, when they neared it a year ago: Repent, run or die.
Many ran. Those who resisted died, often gruesomely in mass killings...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Orlando police 'best'
My car was stolen from my driveway in College Park on May 27. I reported the loss around 9 a.m. to the Orlando Police Department. Shortly afterward, a patrol unit spotted the car and returned it to me before noon. This quick and...
| May 29, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Some left-wing liberal loony made the observation not too long ago that all cops need to be disarmed.
If anyone needs proof of the lunacy of that statement, they need look no further than Baltimore.
Once my favorite city in the...
| May 26, 2015
| 2:34 PM
Obama administration critics often charge that the president has no strategy in the war against Islamic State, but that's not true.
Eight months ago, after Islamic State's army swept across northern Iraq, President Obama's national security aides drew up...
| May 18, 2015
| 8:39 AM
A move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration's 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress. It might even be dead.
President Barack Obama doesn't seem to mind. And while lawmakers say they don't...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:15 PM
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi found himself caught between his government's two most important allies - the United States and Iran - during his four day-visit in Washington.
Abadi's trip was intended to shore up U.S. military support for the...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 6:00 PM
President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants.
| Apr 13, 2015
| 4:04 PM
When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi sits down in the Oval Office on Tuesday, he is expected to ask President Obama to boost U.S. military assistance to help his beleaguered government push Islamic State militants out of Iraq.
But Obama will be...