Regions / Middle East & North Africa
Not exactly, but the U.S. is using great discretion because of the propaganda value to the Islamic State when air strikes kill civilians.
Washington may still be wedded to thinking of the Islamic State as a second-rate threat that only needs tactics, not a strategy, to defeat it.
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
Though you may remember its tragic conclusion: the downing of an Iran airliner by the U.S. warship Vincennes.
Intervention may not be the answer, but the damage that the Islamic State wreaks on the regions it rules requires immediate action.
The Islamic State is less a product of Islamist extremism than the legacy of Saddam Hussein.
Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon.
European nations are considering military intervention in Libya to halt illicit migration.
A Washington gathering of Persian Gulf autocrats sums up the absurdity of America's relationship with some of the world's most oppressive regimes.
For those who doubt mainstream Islam’s commitment to stopping extremists, this is for you.