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How to Lose to the Islamic State: Obama Administration Considers Deploying Troops to Iraq, Focusing on Assad in Syria

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The administration appears to have lost its collective mind. The president has added ground forces to the battle in Iraq and the military has suggested introducing thousands more. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel might be lucky having been left at the curb.

Leader Of Al Qaeda-Linked Rebels Killed In Syria, State TV Says

AP | Posted 12.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state-run TV claims the leader of the powerful al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra has been killed. Friday's one-li...

Extremist Syrian Rebel Groups Formally Reject Western-Backed Opposition

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly a dozen of Syria's powerful rebel factions, including one linked to al-Qaida, formally broke with the main opposition group in ...

Syrian Opposition Continues To Battle Al Qaeda-Backed Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating th...

A Field Guide to Assad's Threatened 'Shock and Awe'

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

What exactly can Syria do in retaliation? Actually, it's not what Assad will do. His military can't even beat the ragtag rebels arrayed against him. Rather, it's what his proxies may do... and that is where we should be focused on.

Al Qaeda-Linked Rebels Vow Revenge For Chemical Attacks

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

DUBAI, Aug 25 (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-affiliated rebel commander in Syria has pledged to target communities of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alaw...

Al Qaeda Leader Announces Annulment Between Merged Terror Groups

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida's leader has tried to end squabbling between the terror network's Syrian and Iraqi branches, ordering the two groups to remain...