The campaign to train Iraqi and Syrian fighters to take on the Islamic State will be long and difficult. “This will not look like ‘shock and awe,’ ” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey told a Senate committee Sept. 16.Here are what are likely to be the top three trickiest sticking points for the US military campaign in the months to come:
Vice President Joe Biden has already apologized for one of the gaffes, but the other caused many pundits to characterize him as the nation’s slightly dotty uncle, somebody who will say whatever pops into his head.
After a disastrous rollout, Obamacare looked to be a prime target for Republicans in midterm elections, especially against vulnerable Democratic senators in red states. But the issue fizzled.
A new poll puts Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott Brown in a dead heat in New Hampshire. But other polls suggest Senator Shaheen might still have a thin lead.
The fact that a candidate like Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa caucuses is the reason to end the Iowa caucuses.
LBJ, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama lost elections, but used the lessons to score future victories.
Hillary Clinton gave a speech in Iowa over the weekend, and it sounded a lot like a stump speech in the making. Even the theme was familiar: 'It's the economy, stupid.'
The parents of James Foley, who was beheaded by the Islamic State, say the Obama administration told them they could be sued if they tried to pay their son's ransom. A White House official said Sunday that it was not a threat.