Where It All Went Wrong

Barack Obama
Say this for Barack Obama: He was personally untarnished by scandal and he was consistently dignified and thoughtful. Those are all qualities we may miss before long. But it’s hard…
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Obama’s Fifth War

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Barack Obama entered office with a mandate to end America’s post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He will leave office in three months having presided over the proliferation of America’s…
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The Generals Take on Obama

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Arguably, Barack Obama’s biggest failing is his inability to act more like a wartime commander-in-chief. He seldom if ever tries to rally public opinion toward the goal of defeating adversaries…
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A Terror State of the West’s Making

Libya
Warning of potential terrorist attacks throughout that continent, the State Department has issued a travel alert for Europe. Such moves are a sobering indication of how Europe’s authorities have allowed…
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The Wages of the Obama Doctrine

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That was a fascinating admission from President Obama. Asked on Sunday by Chris Wallace of Fox News what his biggest mistake was, he said: “Probably failing to plan for the…
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Time to Get Serious About Libya

Libya
The consequences of allowing Islamic State to establish a new stronghold in the Libyan city of Sirte continue to grow worse. Not only is Islamic State now poised directly across…
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Repeating History in Libya

Libya
How did Libya become the mess that it is today — a country with no central government and with a burgeoning province of the Islamic State in Sirte attracting at…
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The War on ISIS’s Forgotten Front

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In 2014, as the threat from ISIS was growing, President Obama dismissed the terror group as the “JV team,” an inconsequential threat compared to al-Qaeda. Fast forward two years and…
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Turkish Rapprochement with Israel?

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In the chronicles of Arab-Israeli peacemaking, it’s an episode often forgotten or at best one which today merits a footnote, but, almost a quarter century ago, diplomats and journalists awoke…
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