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Iran’s Fars News Agency has released footage of an Iranian plane buzzing the USS Gridley, an American destroyer, apparently in the Persian Gulf. The video...

The aftermath of the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogation policies after 9/11 has set off a spasm of self-righteous condemnation...

One of the conceits of the antiwar crowd--those who argued over the past thirteen years for leaving Afghanistan and Iraq regardless of the situation on...

That took long enough. Back in 2007 Blackwater contractors opened fired in Baghdad's Nisour Square, claiming they were under attack from insurgents. But numerous eyewitnesses...

A growing chorus of analysts, generals, and even cabinet secretaries who served under President Obama suggest that Obama’s stated goal to “degrade and ultimately destroy”...

President Obama has just sent 3,000 troops to Liberia to fight Ebola and 1,500--and counting--to Iraq to fight ISIS and hundreds, possibly thousands, more to...

The headline in today’s Washington Post says it all: “Rift widens between Obama, U.S. military over strategy to fight Islamic State.” Here’s the problem. The...

I have been writing in recent days that President Obama's halfhearted strategy to battle ISIS--authorizing only a few air strikes and ruling out "boots on...

Shades of LBJ. The comparison may be unfair, but it is also inevitable when one reads that "the U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in...

One of the most depressing things when I first went to Iraqi Kurdistan in the year 2000 was that while so many Iraqis understood that...

Ahead of President Obama’s speech tonight, a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows a clear majority of the American public support military action against ISIS....

The U.S. Army has been trying to resist the budget axe by citing to policymakers the lessons of history. Army leaders argue, rightly, that it...