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  • Editorial cartoon: Layers of strategy

    Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: Projecting weakness

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Islamic State militant group that has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq and declared a self-styled caliphate poses one of the most significant threats to stability in the Middle East in years. But what danger does it immediately pose? Here are some...

  • ISIS reportedly beheads second U.S. journalist

    Steven Joel Sotloff, the U.S. journalist last seen being threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, appears to have been beheaded in a video released Tuesday by the Islamist extremist group.

  • White House: 'Our thoughts, prayers' are with Sotloff family

    The White House could not immediately confirm reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

  • Former President Obama spokesman: 'No strategy' remark was a 'winceable moment'

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Tuesday joined the chorus of pundits who've questioned President Obama for stating last week during a press briefing that the White House has no strategy yet for dealing with ISIS.

  • Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

    BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops,...

  • Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier with Israel,...

  • Poll: Americans, 4 to 1, want war with ISIS

    As he waffles on U.S. policy toward terrorists in Syria dubbed the Islamic State, President Obama is being handed rare American support for a military attack against the terrorists, according to a new poll.

  • John McCain: Not intervening in Syria 'one of the biggest mistakes ever made'

    The jihadist group ISIS "may be one of the biggest we have ever faced," Sen. John McCain said Sunday, as a result of a failure by the U.S. to intervene early in Syria's violent civil war.

  • What is President Obama trying to say about social media's role in foreign policy?

    "The world's always been messy ... we're just noticing now in part because of social media."

  • Dianne Feinstein: Obama 'too cautious' in response to ISIS

    The California Democrat also called into question the president's characterization, earlier this year, that ISIS is like a junior varsity team -- not among the highest caliber of terrorist organizations.

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict. Other U.N....

  • While Obama is distracted by ISIS, Russia and China pounce

    The cascade of crises is leading some to ask if the president is becoming predictable to adversaries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Zogby Report Card: Extra credit on Syria and for tan suit

    Pollster John Zogby reports in our weekly White House report card that President Obama should get extra credit for slowly, thoughtfully, developing a strategy in Syria -- and wearing a tan suit in his press briefing.



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