The balance of power in the Middle East is in disarray: A three-year civil war has torn apart Syria and opened up a vacuum for the rise of the Islamic State group; Sunni powers led by Saudi Arabia continue to face off against Shi'ite powers led by Ir
Three weeks ago, McClatchy made worldwide headlines with a remarkable scoop: recent US missile strikes on Al Qaeda forces in Syria, the so-called Khorasan Group, explicitly targeted a French national who was a defector from his country's intelligen
Telling friends from enemies in Iraq and Syria is largely a matter of guesswork.
Critic warns move would be 'foolhardy' and lead to civilian casualties, massive spills and environmental damage
A supposedly errant airdrop of weapons falling into the hands Islamic State fighters outside Kobani in Syria was not a mistake.
There is emerging evidence that ISIS/ISIL is coordinating military activities tied to upcoming US elections.
Gen. Austin Predicts Progress In a Year or Two
American-led air attacks are failing. Jihadis are close to taking Kobani, in Syria – and in Iraq western Baghdad is now under serious threat
The questionable continuance of the NATO alliance after the Cold War ended is demonstrated by Turkey's reluctance to help against the rampaging group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
I am seriously starting to wonder if Senator John McCain has lost his mind.
The fight against the Islamic State is a very complicated one. Here in the states, there are strong opinions on every side. President Obama is slowly releasing more details of his strategy to "destroy and degrade" ISIS, and as every new piece
Led by Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT), the biggest U.S. defense companies are trading at record prices as shareholders reap rewards from escalating military conflicts around the world.
A former French intelligence officer who defected to al Qaida was among the targets of the first wave of U.S. air strikes in Syria last month, according to people familiar with the defector's movements and identity.
As America's efforts to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State militants extend into Syria, Iraq War III has seamlessly morphed into Greater Middle East Battlefield XIV.
On Sunday Vice President Joe Biden called Prince Mohamed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, and apologized for telling the truth.
The BBC's Paul Adams says there is a sense of a "gradual squeezing" of the area by IS.
International Syrian Correspondent: America Has Made The Middle East Perfect For Radical Islam
Language Allows Broad Interpretation of Targets.
While one can't help but snicker when the administration of a Nobel Peace Prize winner has launched at least 7 offensive wars, mosty against Muslim countries....
As the Obama Administration prepared to bomb Syria without congressional or U.N. authorization, it faced two problems. The first was the difficulty of sustaining public support for a new years-long war against ISIS, a group that clearly
What if the so-called Islamic State (IS) didn't exist?
Democrat Kay Hagan didn't mince words about the Iraq War during her 2008 Senate campaign against Republican Elizabeth Dole.
The White House has acknowledged for the first time that strict standards President Obama imposed last year to prevent civilian deaths from U.S. drone strikes will not apply to U.S. military operations in Syria and Iraq.
Oil is in the news in many countries in many ways. Let's take a look starting with a couple of paragraphs buried in the Financial Times report Barack Obama Admits US Underestimated Isis.
Observatory: At Least 19 Civilians Killed in US Air War
Attacks Hit Four Different Provinces Today
South American countries have denounced the US airstrikes on ISIL militants in Syria as the violation of the country's sovereignty.
U.S. government officials recently began hyping the threat from a very small and little-known terrorist group called Khorasan and then striking it in Syria. Several of President Obama's aides told the media that airstrikes were launched to foil an "i
Talk Nation Radio host David Swanson, a noted labor and peace activist who has been doggedly promoting the idea that war itself is a crime -- one that was outlawed by the Kellogg-Briand Pact, ratified by the Senate 85-1 and signed by President Calvin
As the Obama Administration prepared to bomb Syria without congressional or U.N. authorization, it faced two problems.