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  • Walking a fine line on Iraq [Commentary]

    Walking a fine line on Iraq [Commentary]
    How far can President Barack Obama involve the U.S. in Iraq without taking ownership of a war he opposed and supposedly ended? Iraq finds itself once again on the precipice of civil war, presenting Mr. Obama with a difficult choice: Is the U.S. back in or...
  • Fallujah redux [Commentary]

    Fallujah redux [Commentary]
    When I departed Fallujah, Iraq in October 2007 after a six-month deployment with the U.S. Navy as a tribal and political engagement officer, I left a city that appeared to have turned its back on Islamic radicalism and was focused on peacefully...
  • Many gave all to ensure freedom [Editorial]

    Many gave all to ensure freedom [Editorial]
    This July will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the event that would come to define the world as it exists today. In modern times, it has come to be called World War I, but prior to the larger conflagration it spawned a scant two decades after...
  • An enemy revisited [Commentary]

    An enemy revisited [Commentary]
    With the meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the United States and Iran find themselves in the peculiar position of seeing their strategic goals fall into step. It is in the interest of neither country to witness the emergence...
  • Iraq's struggle for democracy [Letter]

    Iraq's struggle for democracy [Letter]
    President Barack Obama has stated that for the U.S. to extend a helping hand to Iraq he must see "tangible commitments from Iraq's leaders to pursue more inclusive government agenda" ("50 bodies found in Iraq in massacre resurgence," July 10). Despite...
  • U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]

    U.S. should butt out of the Middle East [Commentary]
    The Middle East and Africa are a complex matrix of religious cultural, racial, ethnic, clan and tribal dynamics that have developed over 1,000 years of conflict. Scott Anderson wrote in his new book, "Lawrence in Arabia," that the first inept U.S....
  • Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]

    Obama has painted himself into a foreign policy corner [Commentary]
    The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring. Across a huge swath of what, up until recently, had been known as Iraq and Syria, a transnational movement of Sunni Islamic extremists has taken control. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)...
  • Now is the time for the U.S. and its allies to strike back in Iraq [Letter]

    Now is the time for the U.S. and its allies to strike back in Iraq [Letter]
    The latest Iraq crisis is no occasion for inter-party sniping or for Washington's talking heads to find friendly microphones to offer their opinions about whether U.S. forces should have remained in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep...
  • Hard choices in Iraq [Editorial]

    Hard choices in Iraq  [Editorial]
    The lightening takeover of large parts of Syria and western Iraq last week by Sunni Muslim extremists has totally scrambled U.S. efforts to deal with a burgeoning conflict that threatens to engulf the entire region — and the situation got worse over...
  • Immoral leftists dictate ruinous Iraq policy [Letter]

    Immoral leftists dictate ruinous Iraq policy  [Letter]
    Here we are again. Americans with leftist values bring more immorality to the world. Whatever one's view on the appropriateness of going into Iraq, strong, adult and moral Americans stay and finish their job ("Obama has painted himself into a foreign...
  • Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]

    Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]
    Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the black flag of an al-Qaida inspired terrorist group flies above several Iraqi cities. The Iraqi army, despite years of training by the United States, has disintegrated and abandoned...
  • Brown steers careful course in bid for governor

    Brown steers careful course in bid for governor
    Last in a series of profiles of gubernatorial candidates. As Anthony G. Brown runs for governor, he often appears to be walking a political tightrope. If the lieutenant governor tips too far in the direction of independence, he risks looking...