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  • Polling the war strategy: Americans say boots on the ground
    Polling the war strategy: Americans say boots on the ground
    Friends and readers are debating the necessity of Americans engaging in full-scale war in the Middle East again. We are in Iraq and Afghanistan where we have been for decades. Now, we are engaging enemy combatants in Syria and Yemen too, among...
  • Syrian refugees are having their food aid reduced
    WFP video appeals for donations to feed Syrians
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) released a video today appealing for donations to feed Syrian war victims. The civil war, now in its 4th year, has left millions of Syrians displaced and in need of life-saving food from WFP.Now that food aid may...
  • Syrian refugees
    Intelligence gaps result in less precise bombing
    According to AP source Ken Dilanian, the Pentagon is struggling with intelligence gaps that have resulted in the bombing of empty buildings and some unintended civilian casualties. That’s about all that can be said about the AP story with...
  • Kurds need reinforcements
    Kurds get some much needed wins, and there is more
    Kurds are gaining ground in strategically important border crossing areas between Syria and Iraq. That is very good news. From this excellent description from the Associated Press, Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas, the Kurds are up against ISIS who...
  • Obama talks about confronting Isis
    It was a war crime when Bush did it but not Obama?
    In 2003 when George W Bush was marshaling support for military intervention in a Middle Eastern country, a broad coalition of antiwar groups united in opposing him. A decade later when President Obama is pushing military intervention in a Middle...
  • Spokesperson Marie Harf, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel leaves the Capitol Hill offices
    President Obama dispatches State Dept. spokesperson Marie Harf to combat ISIS
    This is not your grandfather's war on terror. No longer are wars fought in trenches, with boots on the ground, between two defined adversaries costing thousands of lives on both sides. Today, wars are waged online, tracked on Twitter, and...
  • Obama admitted that his administration underestimated ISIS threat
    Obama on 60 Minutes acknowledges administration underestimated ISIS threat
    President Barack Obama admitted 2014 that his administration underestimated the threat of ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in a CBS' '60 Minutes' interview with Steve Kroft that was taped on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 and aired...
  • French pound ISIS
    Break the ISIS fight into smaller bites
    Mark Preston, CNN, provides a story today describing the outcome of a poll that says Americans want to fight ISIS but not with our troops on the ground. That is obvious. The question for military planners and experts is how can they achieve...
  • Syrian children receive high-energy biscuits in Turkey
    UNICEF feeding Syrian refugees in Turkey
    As Syrians flee into Turkey to escape ISIS, they are in desperate of humanitarian aid. UNICEF is providing high-energy biscuits and water for all new arrivals of refugees. Working with the Turkish Red Crescent Society, UNICEF is able to distribute...
  • Speaker of the House John Boehner believes US ground troops are necessary in the fight against ISIS
    Boehner wants Congress to vote on ground troops in war against ISIS
    Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH might agree with President Barack Obama on military action against ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, but he does not think the president is doing enough. While in Portland, Maine Boehner sat down...
  • United Nation Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Residents wait in line to receive food aid distribution Yarmouk refugee camp, January 31, 2014 Damascus, Syria
    Fox's Catherine Herridge makes startling Syrian revelation, mostly ignored
    Fox News' Chief Intelligence correspondent, Catherine Herridge, broke about the most seriously globe-stopping revelation regarding the enigmatic Khorasan terror group in Syria. As yet, the incredible news has drawn almost no attention...
  • Obama called for the world and Muslim nations' help in the destruction of ISIS in his UN General Assembly speech
    In UN speech Obama issues call to destroy ISIS the "cancer of violent extremism"
    President Barack Obama delivered his annual address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 where he covered important issues the United States is facing at home and abroad. The president emphasized in...
  • Black flag
    A new beginning between America and Muslims
    The previous line was the catch phrase in Obama’s 2009 speech to the Muslim world from Cairo Egypt. During the early days of the Obama administration it was assumed this meant peace in our time. Like Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition...
  • Barack Obama speaks United Nations World Leaders Annual General Assembly
    President Obama acknowledges ISIS terrorist threat, vindicates Israel
    Tough talk from Barack Obama at the UN General Assembly today:"There can be no reasoning, no negotiation with this brand of evil. The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force." -President ObamaThe ears,...
  • United States at war again
    United States at war again
    The United States at war. President Obama and allies Jordan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar formed a partnership coalition united in the rejecting of ISIL indicating that the United States is not in this fight alone.Last...