| Aug 29, 2013
So the U.S. launches a military strike. Then what?
As the Obama administration and the U.S. military plot military action against Syria, they should be spending just as much time — and arguably more — considering what happens next. Once...
| Sep 15, 2013
President Obama and his aides were surprised this month by the strength of public opposition to their call for military action against Syria. They shouldn't have been.
Americans have almost always been reluctant to go to war. In 1939, polls showed...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Fears of impending terrorist strikes against Western targets in the Muslim world reached fever pitch Tuesday after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the evacuation of diplomatic missions in Africa and Europe and the approaching end of Ramadan and symbolic...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes.
The State Department's...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:40 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali's presidential election after his rival, Soumaila Cisse, conceded defeat late Monday.
Cisse visited Keita at his home late Monday to congratulate him, later announcing he had done so on...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal criminal charges have been filed against one or more assailants in the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, two law enforcement sources said Tuesday.
They declined to discuss details because the case is filed under...
| Aug 23, 2013
Last August, even as he resisted the notion of U.S. military intervention in Syria, President Obama said that "a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus." If new...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:30 AM
President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world.
Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 4:30 PM
It was one of the biggest surprises pulled off by any president. The entire nation tuned in on Saturday afternoon, August 31, to hear President Obama detail his plans to bomb Syria in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons. Instead,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 2:45 PM
In an interview with Charles Gati in Politico Magazine, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as national security adviser to Jimmy Carter, proves once again that he is a man of profound religious faith. He worships at the Church of Linkage, which holds that...
| Dec 4, 2013
Re "The Benghazi syndrome," Opinion, Dec. 1
Mieczyslaw P. Boduszynski's article calls to mind my experience in Tunisia last month and demonstrates why the U.S. government should consider more substantial cultural and educational engagement in North...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:41 AM
BENGHAZI, Libya -- An American chemistry teacher was shot to death while out jogging Thursday, according to colleagues and officials at the English-language school where he taught.
The shooting took place not far from the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi...