More Middle East Articles

  • How far can Obama pass the buck?

    Someone had his eye off the ball. It was probably not some "they," but rather the guy with the pen and the phone.

  • Will the West defend itself?

    Western politicians calling Islam a religion of peace doesn't make it so.

  • GOP rejects Obama's claim that intelligence advisers underestimated Islamic State

    Republican lawmakers on Monday rejected President Obama's claim in a "60 Minutes" interview that his intelligence advisers "underestimated" the growing terrorism threat in the Middle East.

  • Cruz hits Obama on Iran policy

    The United States' campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is not a reason to ignore a nuclear Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz argued Monday.

  • Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to...

  • Nearly three-fourths of Americans skeptical of 'no troops on ground' pledge

    The Wall Street Journal reports 72 percent of registered voters said they believe U.S. ground troops will eventually be deployed to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which has taken huge chunks of territory in both of those countries.

  • Ground troops may be needed against Islamic State, Boehner says

    "We have no choice," the Ohio Republican said when asked directly whether U.S. ground troops should be sent if current efforts to defeat the Islamic State using moderate Syrian rebels and Iraqi military forces fails.

  • White House's Blinken: U.S. airstrikes not helping Assad

    The use of air power and other resources from the United States and other allies, coupled with ground forces from moderate opposition rebel groups in Syria, is the way to defeat the Islamic State, Blinken said on "Fox News Sunday."

  • Obama should seek congressional authorization on campaign against the Islamic State

    Just this week, President Obama clearly expanded his strategy by beginning airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. While I was pleased to see a strong partnership with other Arab countries from the Middle East, I still do not believe a strategy, worthy of the support of Congress, has...

  • The latest war will not be free

    Our government may provide for the needs of those fighting this war, but not in a fiscally responsible way. George W. Bush launched two invasions while cutting taxes, not raising them. President Obama is happy to let Americans assume the funding for this war will come off the money tree in the...

  • Yemen's Shiite rebels agree to pull back, disarm

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels in Yemen who overran much of the capital signed a security deal on Saturday that stipulates disarmament and withdrawal from areas they have seized in recent months. The Shiite rebels, known as Hawthis, signed the deal as part of a comprehensive agreement...

  • Dempsey: Ground troops would be international

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the ground troops he may eventually recommend in Iraq would not necessarily be American. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey testified to Congress earlier this month he may at some point recommend that ground troops be used to destroy the...

  • World domination of radical Islamism

    The battle to defeat the Islamic State will not be so easily won. Nor does eliminating one group ensure that others, even more dangerous, do not emerge.

  • Obama's three Middle East foreign policies

    Earlier this week at the U.N., Obama appeared to have learned the hard way that his previous words and hopes for the region had little impact on shaping it.

  • Obama says Egypt key to US security in Mideast

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is highlighting the longstanding relationship between the United States and Egypt as a cornerstone of American security policy in the Middle East. Obama is meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in New York on the sidelines of the U.N....

From the Weekly Standard

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  • Another Fight Obama Shirks

    When it comes to military actions, President Obama likes to declare the end of wars, regardless of whether America’s opponents agree that is the case. When it comes to economic wars, he has no...

  • Second Time’s a Charm?

    Voters in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election this November will face a familiar choice as Republican Tom Foley squares off against Democrat Dan Malloy. Four years ago, in a nail biter for what...