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Activists Raise Air Strike Death Toll In Syrian City To 95

AP | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen t...

What About Libya: Or How the U.S. Prioritizes One Suffering Nation Over Another

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics
Samantha Paige Rosen

What makes one country more important than another? That's a crucial question to ask when it comes to Libya. The U.S. is now prioritizing the fight against ISIS through airstrikes over Iraq and Syria. But what about the country we were so focused on three years ago?

Women of Syria Tell The Real Story

Hind Kabawat | Posted 12.07.2014 | Impact
Hind Kabawat

My latest trip to Syria last month was different from all the other trips I have previously made to my country. The previous trips when I visited the refugee camps were joyful, optimistic and hopeful. The refugees continuously reassured me that they had a commitment to building a new and better Syria. This most recent visit was different.

U.S. Led-Airstrikes Target ISIS Near Syrian Border

AP | Posted 12.07.2014 | World

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- Warplanes believed to have been sent by the U.S.-led coalition struck positions held by Islamic State militants near a Syr...

White House Loosens Airstrike Policy In Syria And Iraq

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration has exempted its current military campaign in Syria and Iraq from strict standards imposed last year aimed at preventing civi...

Don't Worry, Whatever It Is We're Doing In The Middle East, It's Totally Not A 'War'

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

The U.S. and its coalition partners have thus far carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in an effort to destroy the Islamic State. Some...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Few Americans Feel Personally Affected By Conflict With ISIS

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics

Americans, who largely support airstrikes against the Islamic State, don't think that the military campaign will have much of an impact on their lives...

U.S.-Led Airstrikes Target ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

AP | By RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — American warplanes and drones hit Islamic State group tanks, Humvees, checkpoints and bunkers in airstrikes Friday targeting the extre...

More Countries Join Fight Against ISIS

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

Sept 25 (Reuters) - U.S. and Arab air forces struck Islamic State fighters in Syria for a third day on Thursday, as Washington won further pledges o...

Airstrikes Target ISIS-Controlled Oil Refineries

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

(Adds fresh strikes) BEIRUT, Sept 25 (Reuters) - At least 14 Islamic State fighters were killed in air strikes by U.S.-led forces over...

U.S., Allies Launch More Airstrikes In Syria

Associated Press | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and two Arab allies took aim Wednesday at a key source of financing for Islamic State militants, bombing 12 of the oil re...

UN Chief Welcomes Airstrikes In Syria

AP | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to...

Oil Crashing in the Same Car?

J. L. Morin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
J. L. Morin

Most media attribute oil price slumps to oversupply from US fracking, omitting the fact that governments are discussing whether oil companies will be allowed to extract all the fossil fuel they've already priced into their stocks.

Obama Should Go to Tehran

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

President Obama left out the most important word of all in his speech outlining a strategy for Iraq: Iran. For if Iran is the 500 pound gorilla in the room with Iraq, it is the 800 pound monster in the Middle East.

A Reluctant Warrior

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama is trying to walk a very fine line between doing nothing and all-out war. He will be counting on others to do the ground fighting, which may depend on how much support America gets from regional allies. The end game of this limited warfare is going to be hard to see, however.

Americans Are Not Totally Sure Which Countries We're Bombing

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

Recent turmoil in the Middle East has left Americans confused as to where exactly the U.S. is conducting airstrikes and drone strikes. A YouGov pol...

Iraq and Syria: What if Bombing Makes Things Worse?

Stephen Miles | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Stephen Miles

With more than 1,000 U.S. troops on the ground in Iraq, surveillance flights over Syria, and over 100 airstrikes launched in Iraq, it is time to start asking the hard questions about the latest U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

The Obama Tactic

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The American public isn't exactly strongly supportive of Obama's foreign policy right now, but one thing the public really doesn't support is getting involved with any of the various conflicts raging over there. We are still -- again, according to the polls -- a pretty war-weary nation.

U.S. Launches Second Round Of Airstrikes In Iraq

AP | By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. launched two more airstrikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Friday, hitting a vehicle convoy and two m...

Progressives Should Stand with the President to Oppose Genocide

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

I have been a vocal opponent of that war since George W. Bush proposed the invasion in 2002. I strongly believe that the actions President Obama announced in Iraq last night deserve progressive support.

Before Unleashing Gaza-Like Airstrikes on Iraq, Congress Must Vote

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire. When dawn broke Friday morning, little was left of the boat.

Number Of Afghans Killed In Airstrikes Declines

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 04.21.2013 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan rose sharply last year compared with 2011, the United Nations said Tuesday....

Joshua Hersh

In Afghanistan, Civilian Casualties Lost In Transition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In May, after an errant NATO airstrike on a remote village in eastern Afghanistan killed a family of eight civilians in their ho...

Airstrike Kills Senior Al-Qaida Leader In Yemen

AP | BY AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warshi...

Libyan Rebels Battle for Brega

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

Whoever controls Brega will control the oil the town can ship out, which would be a huge source of income for the rebels. In the end, this war may wind up being one of attrition.