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How to Lose to the Islamic State: Obama Administration Considers Deploying Troops to Iraq, Focusing on Assad in Syria
Contributing writer, policy analyst
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.
A Field Guide to Assad's Threatened 'Shock and Awe'
Amb. Marc Ginsberg
Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Morocco; White House Middle East Adviser
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.
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