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  • The commander in chief should not also be the 'decider in chief'

    Just before leaving for summer recess at the end of July, the House of Representatives turned to the issue of Iraq. Throughout June, President Obama had steadily increased the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq from an initial 275 to nearly 800. Military...
  • Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages: Reuters-IPSOS Poll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages, despite the posting of an Islamic State video last week depicting the beheading of a U.S. journalist, a Reuters-IPSOS...
  • Iranians play role in breaking IS siege of Iraqi town

    AMERLI Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite militiamen paraded through Amerli on Monday, a day after breaking the two-month siege of the northern town by Sunni Islamist militants. The scenes in Amerli and the surrounding area of...
  • Pentagon's relatively small Iraq costs may jump with escalation: analysts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A big escalation in U.S. military activity against Islamic State militants could force the Pentagon to seek more money from Congress as policymakers draft next year's budget, though it should be able to pay for the current pace of...
  • Obama in the lion's den [Commentary]

    Obama in the lion's den [Commentary]
    Addressing the annual American Legion convention in Charlotte last week, President Obama sugar-coated his defense of selective use of military force by reciting what's been done to cope with the Department of Veterans Affairs' failures to deliver promised...
  • For Kentucky town that gave much, new worries over Iraq

    LONDON, Ky. On an unseasonably cool August day, Zola Hamlin pulled up to a small cemetery on the outskirts of town, saluted the headstone of her fallen grandson and offered a somber thought for the parents and grandparents of future soldiers who might get...
  • Candidates are forced to wade through Iraq, again

    The Iraq war was once again front and center on the campaign trail in New Hampshire last week, with a Democratic president under fire. The gruesome beheading of native son James Foley at the hands of Islamic militants thrust the issue to the fore,...
  • Did I miss it and somehow we have gone to war again?

    WASHINGTON — I'd like to know whether the United States is at war with the Islamic State. I'd like to know why — or why not. I'd like to know whether the goal of U.S. policy is to contain the jihadist militia or destroy it. President Obama?...
  • Behind every iconic figure is a very good story

    LeBron James always was going back to Cleveland. The story was too good not to. His life reads like a script. The first act begins as a poor kid growing up in Akron without a father but in a supportive community that appreciates his God-given abilities....
  • Kenneth Bae, North Korea and a new opportunity to talk

    The following editorial appeared in the Seattle Times on Wednesday, Sept. 3: North Korea's surprising decision over the weekend to let CNN and The Associated Press interview three imprisoned Americans is a strong sign its leaders are ready to talk....
  • President Obama wise to carefully weigh his options in Syria

    The following editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday, Aug. 1: The Islamic State is the gravest threat to U.S. security since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It's not a question of if these ruthless militants move...