With the president adding more troops in Iraq against Islamic State, the need for war authorization becomes more necessary. The war's future requires both disciplined thinking and political consensus.
There are troubling signs that training efforts in Iraq haven't been going well. And a lack of US manpower doesn't appear to be the reason.
Egypt's tourism has taken a beating in recent years, and the attack at Luxor's Karnak temple complex, one of its most famous archeological sites, won't help.
The United Nations says ISIS (Islamic State) forces abduct and sell women and girls for as little as 'a pack of cigarettes.'
America has been groping for a successful strategy in Iraq for more than a decade, but the realities on the ground keep getting in the way.
Iraq's largest northern city was invaded a year ago by Islamic State militants. Today, its repressive rule is intact, and the group is pushing outwards from its territory in Iraq and Syria.
The so-called Islamic State may be getting most of the headlines. But there's another rebel group on the move in Syria, one that works with the US-backed Free Syrian Army, that is also cause for concern.
ISIS blame game: A host of characters is being blamed for helping to create the Middle Eastern terrorist group known as Islamic State.
The Senate is expected to begin debating the USA Freedom Act as early as Monday afternoon. Yet both privacy advocates who oppose NSA phone records collection and security hawks object to the bill for different reasons.
Letters to the editor for the June 1, 2015, weekly magazine.
With the fall of Ramadi, the 'new' Iraqi Army continues to crumble. In its place sectarian militias are coming to the fore.