As President Obama prepares to make his case about the necessity of confronting the Islamic State, there are key questions he must answer for the American people and for Pentagon officials who must carry out the strategy. Here are the Top 3:
Pentagon officials have a mantra when it comes to taking on the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL: The US military may be able to use American weapons to blunt the advance of IS, but any lasting change will have to come through political reform.
Faced with a balky Congress that is unwilling to move his agenda or compromise on most matters, President Obama says he has no choice but to use executive power. House Speaker John Boehner plans to sue. Here are our picks for Mr. Obama’s most controversial uses of executive power: