iOS app Android app More
June 1, 2015

ISIL: What -- if Anything -- Is to Be Done?

ISIL poses an unprecedented danger to Middle East political stability, existing regimes, the population of all confessions and various American security interests as presently defined. It may eventually threaten acts of terrorism in the United States, although it does not as of now. The scope and magnitude of its disruptive potential outstrips that of the old al-Qaeda. Yet, the Obama administration gives no sign of having a coherent, credible strategy for addressing this multi-pronged danger. Indeed, much of what it is doing in the Middle East is having counter-productive consequences.

HERSTORY

Caityn
Vanity Fair

Introducing Caitlyn Jenner... 'I'm So Happy After Such A Long Struggle To Be Living My True Self'... REACTIONS...

REPORT: FIFA Chief's Top Aide Transferred $10 Million

Blatter
AP

Pins Money Trail Closer To Blatter

Barney Frank: Obama Is Making 'A Big Mistake' On Trade Deal

Barney Frank
Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images

More Politics
Snowden Gets Credit.. O's 'Big Mistake'.. Bernie, Rand Agree.. SCOTUS Issues Rulings.. TSA Fail

Boat With More Than 400 Passengers Aboard Sinks In Yangtze River

Nanjing River
AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds Feared Dead...

Supremes Rule In Favor Of Muslim Job Seeker

Supremes
Getty

Video Appears To Show ISIS Torturing Young Boy

Syria
BBC

More WorldPost
Smoking Snuff Out!.. 'Sisters, Not Servants!!'.. Post-Morsi.. A Hippie-Go-Lucky Culture?.. Love Locks

TSA Head Out After Agency Fails Undercover Security Tests

Tsa
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Barney Frank Calls Out Rand Paul's Double Standard On Civil Liberties

Barney Frank
HuffPost Live

St. Louis Police Turn Stun Guns On Non-Violent Protesters

Sam Dotson
MICHAEL B. THOMAS via Getty Images

SCOTUS Reverses Deportation Ruling For Man Who Hid Pills In A Sock

Scotus Deportations
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Google Is Still An Old Boys' Club

Google Logo
LIONEL BONAVENTURE via Getty Images

More Tech
Facebook GIFs.. Shazam Images.. Silk Road.. New HBO Now.. Online Stalking.. Fitness Band Lawsuit

NSA Spying Isn't Dead Yet

Nsa Spying Protest
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ellen Pao To Appeal Cleared Gender Discrimination Case

Pao
Justin Sullivan via Getty Images

More Business
Car-Free D.C... Post-Its FTW.. Swedish Dads.. Costly Marriage.. Swanky Uber HQ.. Gorgeous Portraits

Arizona's Interfaith Community Continues To Stand With Mosque Targeted By Anti-Muslim Bikers

Islamic Phoenix Counter
Christian Petersen via Getty Images

More Religion
Near Death Stories.. Life-changing Meditation.. Christianity In Crisis.. Remembering Shalin Shah

Senators Finally Credit Snowden For Role In Patriot Act Reforms

Snowden
ASSOCIATED PRESS

ALSO: A Beginner's Guide To The Patriot Act

Airports Are About To Become Less Terrible For Breastfeeding Moms

78426123
Comstock Images via Getty Images

More Parents
Funniest Tweets.. Pics Of Vintage Summer Fun.. For The Man At The Movie Theater.. Paternity Leave

SCOTUS Sides With Man Convicted Of Threatening Wife: 'Hurry Up And Die B***h'

Supreme Court Building Washington Dc
Mark Wilson via Getty Images

Alaska Faces $3 Billion Budget Shortfall, Nears Partial Shutdown

Juneau Alaska
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Transgender Vet Plans To Send A Message To Military Leaders

Sheri Swokowski
Sheri Swokowski

North Carolina Put On Lawsuit Notice Over Declining Voter Registration

Voting
Davis Turner via Getty Images

Police Killings Are A Bigger Problem Than We Ever Knew

Police Shootings Protest
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Iraqi Prime Minister: ISIS Seized 2,300 Humvees When It Took Mosul

Humvee Iraq
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Psychiatrist: Holmes Picked Midnight Movie Showing To Avoid Shooting Kids

James Holmes
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Oklahoma Troopers Shoot, Kill Pastor In Roadside Flood Rescue

Nehemiah Fischer
KOKI

More Crime
'Screech' Convicted.. Very Bad Santa.. Boob Pic Probe.. Dead Kid In Swing.. Missing Ohio Women..

North Carolina Close To Requiring 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

North Carolina Abortion
ROBYN BECK via Getty Images

#MyNameIs Protesters Urge Facebook To Change Naming Rules

Mynameis
MyNameIs Campaign

Meet The Farmers Who Want To Feed Their War-Torn Nation

Sudan
Charlotte Alfred

Disneyland Is Considering Surge Pricing For Peak Weekends

Disneyland Castle
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Defining Climate Change Goal Could Be Headed To Its Grave

Glacier
AP

More Green
Water Problems.. China.. Telescope Protests.. Offshore Drilling.. Monkey Deaths.. Corgi Party.. Tornado

Millennials Are Getting Their Political News Through Facebook

Zuckerberg
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Vocal Conversion Therapy Critic Weighs In On Gay 'Cure' Trial

Psychiatrist Couch
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Obamacare Hasn't Affected Republicans As Much As They Expected

Obamacare Supreme Court
Alex Wong via Getty Images

The Supreme Court Case That Could Gut Obamacare, Explained In 2 Minutes

Sheriff's Employee Says He Was Fired For Refusing To Destroy Evidence Of Alleged Inmate Abuse

Tape
CBS Denver

Journalists Have A Bone To Pick With The Clinton Campaign

Clinton Reporters
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Presidential Campaign Formally Kicks Off On Saturday

Lindsey Graham Enters 2016 Presidential Race Because Why Not

Lindsey

Has An Entirely Reasonable Position On Climate Change, Sometimes

WHAT'S WORKING
Houston Ends Chronic Veteran Homelessness, Vows To Leave 'No One Behind'

Houston Homeless
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Why Costco Is Keeping Its Chicken Prices Low

Costco Chicken
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Texas Legalizes Medical Marijuana Oils For Epilepsy

Marijuana
AP

Hurricane Andres Strengthens To Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Andres
NOAA

11 Bodies Intended For Cremation Found In Damp Funeral Home Room

Funeral Home
shutterstock

FOLLOW HUFFPOST

    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    1. HuffPost
    2. View all RSS feeds

Drake Bell Says He'll Still Call Caitlyn Jenner 'Bruce'

Drake Bell
Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

More Gay Voices
A Gay Love Story On 'The Bachelorette'?.. Queer Singapore.. Teen Fights Anti-Gay Hate With Love

Here's How Atheist Adam Carolla Plans To Teach His Kids About Religion

Adam Carolla
HuffPost Live

More HuffPost Live
Legal Weed.. Demi Lovato.. Thongs And Your Health.. Matt Taibbi On Iraq.. Best Celebrity Fashion

Pharrell Receives Fashion Award... Wearing Jeans

Pharrell Williams Cfda
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

All The Amazing Looks From The CFDA Awards Red Carpet

Your First Look At The All-Male Version Of Hooters Now Open In Texas

Tallywackers
KDAF
HUFFPOST EXCLUSIVE

Demi Lovato On Fighting Mental Illness Stigma And Finding Peace

Demi Lovato
Alexander Tamargo via Getty Images

More Healthy Living
Demi Lovato On Mental Health.. The Science Of Hope.. Sleep.. Improve Memory.. Daydreaming

WHAT'S WORKING
This Stair-Climbing Wheelchair Just Made The World A Bit More Accessible For Everyone

Stair Wheelchair
YouTube

More Impact
Nepal Schools Reopen.. Solar Energy For Poor.. How 1% Give.. Summer Hunger.. Free School By 2030

10 Products You Should Always Have Stocked In Your Home

Lightbulb
Tuomas Marttila via Getty Images

More HuffPost Home
Home Hacks You Need.. Bright Bathrooms.. Family Room Update.. Perfect Playroom.. Pod House

American Woman Mauled To Death By Lion At South African Park

Lion
Saibal

Pregnant Kim K Makes First Public Appearance After Big Announcement

Pregnant Kim Kardashian
Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images

This Is The Hourly Wage It Takes To Afford A 2-Bedroom Apartment

National
National Low Income Housing Coalition

MLB Player Walked On Three Balls And Nobody Noticed

Votto
MLB.com

More Sports
Onion Article Fools Ex-FIFA Boss.. 92-Year-Old Sets Marathon Record.. Cute MLB Fans.. Riley Curry!

Kit Harington Dishes On Shooting Jon Snow's Epic 'Game Of Thrones' Battle

Jon Snow
HBO

Ultimate Frisbee's Hippie-Go-Lucky Culture Hooks Chinese Youth

Ivan Clap Layout
Matjaž Tančič for The WorldPost

Father Sues Officials For Teaching Evolution

Charles Dar
ASSOCIATED PRESS

5 Times Mark Ruffalo Was A Passionate Feminist Ally

Mark Ruffalo
JUSTIN TALLIS via Getty Images

This Stereotype Of Black Women Has Serious Implications

Ashley Ford
HuffPost Live

More Black Voices
#LoveYourCurls.. Deputy Fired Over Racist Tweets.. 'The Mugshot Series'.. Cleveland Police

I Made $41,879 As An AirBNB Host

Airbnb Bedroom
Kelly Kampen

More Travel
Weirdest Towns.. Airbnb Etiquette.. Overlooked Cities.. Legoland Hotel.. Best Beaches.. Top Taco Spots

Why You Should Be Using LinkedIn More Like Facebook

Linkedin Talk
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Drone Photos Take You Right Inside Bulgaria's Spooky Sunken Church

K
Rex/RexUSA

More Travel
Weirdest Towns.. Airbnb Etiquette.. Overlooked Cities.. Legoland Hotel.. Best Beaches.. Top Taco Spots

Cat Barely Tolerates 'World's Largest' Whoopee Cushion

Whoopee Cushion Cat
Onur Armagan / YouTube

More Comedy
College Grad Advice.. Alec Baldwin: Love Counselor.. Every Adult Rec League.. Esquire Best Jokes

Oh My!

Charlize Theron
Kevin Winter via Getty Images

Grandmas Play Epic Game Of 'Kill, Marry, F**k' With Celebs

Elite Daily Grandmas
Elite Daily/YouTube

More Fifty
Must-See Summer Movies.. Breast Cancer Prevention.. Top Spots To Retire Abroad.. George Clooney Hair

Moby Slams California Farmers Over Drought

Moby California Drought
Jason Merritt via Getty Images

More Taste
Boozy Popsicles.. Frying Vegetables.. Perfect Rice.. Cupcakes.. McDonald's New Bun.. Grilled Sausage

NSFW: The Faces Of America's Earliest Brain Surgery Patients

Brain Surgery
Cushing Tumor Registry, Cushing/Whitney Library

More Science
Old Dino Debate Finally Resolved?.. Yes, You Can Get 'Perfect' Pitch.. Creationist Finds Ancient Fossil

The Sun Is Trying To Tell Us Something

Solar Arrow
NASA/SDO

More Science
Old Dino Debate Finally Resolved?.. Yes, You Can Get 'Perfect' Pitch.. Creationist Finds Ancient Fossil

Duck Is VERY Excited To See His Little Human Get Home From School

Duck
YouTube: Jamie Toschi

9 Reasons You Should Never Drink On A Plane

Drinking On A Plane
Shutterstock

A Simpler Way To Wax And Shave

Waxing Less Painful
Elinor Carucci/Trunk Archive, Spiderstock/Getty

More OWN
An Easy Summer Snack.. Heat-Free Summer Hairstyles.. 9 Things To Do Before And After A Workout

10 Small Acts In A Relationship That Are Actually A Really Big Deal

Happy Couple
Getty Images

More Weddings
Grandparent Advice.. Puppets Officiated.. Owl Ring Bearer.. Periscope Wedding.. Happy Couples

Mesmerizing Video Shows How Costco Pizza Is Made

Costco
Paul Shakuri/YouTube

26 Stunning Photos Of Women's Tattoos -- And The Stories Behind Them

Katrina
Katrina Cary

More Women
A++ Yearbook Quote.. Open Relationships.. In Defense Of Being Alone.. Nicki Minaj On Orgasms

The HuffPost Show's Epic Take On Duggar Scandal

Duggar
ASSOCIATED PRESS