Posts Tagged: Islamic State
ISIS may be on its way out, but the Iraqi city has a long road ahead.
The Trump administration has shifted from extermination to annihilation in its war against the Islamic State.
The United States is repeating with Yemen the same errors it made in Iraq.
The possibilities for catastrophic miscalculation are skyrocketing in the Middle East, and this administration is proving singularly prone to miscalculation.
The wars America is already fighting are going to cost trillions. The cost of the ones to come is almost incomprehensible.
With mass-casualty events from Raqqa to Mosul, some think the U.S. military is scrapping rules designed to protect innocents.
When U.S. rivals committed atrocities in Aleppo, Western talking heads were appalled. But when the U.S. supports them in Mosul? Silence.
The president apparently wants to put the U.S. on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency.
For all its shortcomings, Obama’s seemingly improvised Syria strategy has taken advantage of unexpected opportunities. This could be the latest.
Obama officials have repeatedly expressed a commitment to killing large numbers of ISIS fighters. Will Trump take it even further?