Iraq

Is the Islamic State Actually a State? No, But Letting It Say So Is Dangerous.
June 08, 2015

Most of the focus has been on whether the Islamic State lives up to the first half of its name.

The Islamic State Is Losing Iraq
February 27, 2015

A report from the war-torn country.

Obama Isn't Ready to Give Up His Broad War Powers
February 12, 2015

His new war authorization against ISIS is too open-ended.

The Islamic State Produced the Most Influential Song of the Year
December 30, 2014

You won't find this gruesome number on any year-end lists.

The Forever War Was Supposed to End in 2014. Instead, Obama Doubled Down.
December 28, 2014

The rise of the Islamic State proved that the U.S. doesn't know how to wind down its wars in the Middle East.

America, Don't Give Up on Afghanistan
November 30, 2014

This war is winnable.

Obama Is Still Making Promises About ISIS That He Won't Be Able to Keep
November 10, 2014

He's putting troops on the ground—but says they won't see combat. 

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