Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Retired General Wesley K. Clark says that making decisions in the midst of war and conflict is a poor substitute for the country's long-term strategic vision.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Daniel Rodriguez is an Iraq and Afghan war veteran first, and a collegiate football player second.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Once a week, when night falls in Baghdad, young men get together to drive fast cars and do stunts. The sport is called drifting, and it’s helping some Iraqis forget about the harsh realities of their country's battle with ISIS.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
ISIS is the most well-know Islamist group in Syria, but it faces a wide range of competition from al-Qaeda and other groups. Yet ISIS still seems well-prepared to stick it out against other militants — and even survive US-led airstrikes for the foreseeable future.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Turkey is celebrating the release of 46 hostages by the Islamic State movement. But Turkey still seems unlikely to be able to give its full support to the US alliance against the militants.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Governments and news outlets still can't seem to agree on what to call the militants who've named themselves the Islamic State, and now the French government is using yet another term: Daesh, an Arabic acronym. But why can't we figure out what to call these guys?
Thousands of young Christian Iraqis have joined the fight against ISIS — but few have faith it will help
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
In recent months, Iraqi Christians have been displaced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Christian leaders in northern Iraq are calling upon young Christian men fight alongside the Peshmerga and Iraqi army against ISIS. While thousands are heeding the call, most remain skeptical.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Over the weekend, the militant group ISIS posted a video showing another beheading. This time, it was of a Scottish aid worker. Muslim leaders in Scotland have banded together to reject the group's claim to Islam. Terrorism, they say, twists their religion's teachings.
Friday, September 12, 2014
The US is having some issues mobilizing a coalition in its new war on the militants of ISIS. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been traveling in the Middle East and says he has support from 10 Arab nations, but what that support actually means is uncertain.