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09/25/2014 - 12:29pm

    Congress has now temporarily bought into what has become President Obama's war against the terrorist Islamic State. Both the House and Senate have voted limited funds to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight, not against their country's dictator, but against this new brutal peril from the region....

09/25/2014 - 11:54am

    We've seen this dreaded movie before. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appeared before a Senate committee this week and said that, under certain circumstances, he might recommend that President Barack Obama send U.S. ground...

09/25/2014 - 11:38am

    President Barack Obama's rollout of a military campaign in Syria against the Islamic State gets messier by the day.

    Obama's initial framing of the campaign, as a limited effort in...

09/25/2014 - 11:21am

    An existential struggle is taking place in the Arab world today. But is it ours or is it theirs? Before we step up military action in Iraq and Syria, that's the question that needs answering.

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09/18/2014 - 4:46pm

    As he offered to the nation his prescription for the most recent Middle East crisis, President Barack Obama reminded me of Michael Corleone in "The Godfather: Part III." "Just when I thought I was out," sighed the young mob boss about his efforts to leave the...

09/18/2014 - 4:42pm

    There are three things in life that you should never do ambivalently: get married, buy a house or go to war. Alas, we're about to do No. 3. Should we?

    President Barack Obama clearly took this...

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