Mr. Netanyahu wants the U.S. to forgo negotiations in favor of sanctions while Iran continues to build the infrastructure for nuclear weapons. The logical consequence of this chain of events would be war, because Iran would continue to develop its nuclear program unless negotiations prohibit it. Presumably, then, Mr. Netanyahu wants the next step to be a U.S.-led war in Iran
50-year-old Linda L. Singh is the 29th adjutant general of Maryland but the first African-American and the first woman to hold the post. She brings command experience from Kosovo and Afghanistan, where she earned a Bronze Star, executive experience from a multinational federal contractor, and a low-key personal style to the job.
Matthew Van Dyke, the native Baltimorean, self-made freedom fighter and film documentarian, emerged from the shadows last week to report his latest adventure with a Tweet: "I am in #Iraq helping to raise a Christian army to fight #ISIS
Destroying — versus degrading and defeating — a rogue, criminal, rapidly expanding Middle Eastern movement that calls itself a religious "state" will require a sustained combination of political, economic, and military power. Whether or not the international community and our Middle Eastern partners in particular have the resolve to see this through over the long term — years, in all likelihood — is an open question. Our collective resolve to do so has likely
A 34-year-old Parkville man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for violating the 1995 U.S. trade embargo on Iran by setting up a company to export industrial goods to businesses there, federal prosecutors said.
Republican credibility on national security was obliterated by the Bush-Cheney administration, and their reckless, strategically disastrous, $2 trillion invasion of Iraq. And now House Majority leader John Boehner has put a nail in the coffin of GOP weakness on major national security issues with his flippant and dishonorable invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address the Congress of the United States on the most critical foreign policy issue now facing the United States:
In much of the Muslim world, newspapers frequently run vile anti-Semitic cartoons depicting, for instance, Jews dressed as Nazis eating babies. Perhaps if Jews outnumbered Muslims by roughly 115 to 1 rather than the other way around, we'd hear more about those blasphemous drawings.
While many around the world are shocked to witness increasing numbers of radicalized young people running off to join the brutal would-be caliphate of Islamic State, little attention is paid to their more pacific and principled counterparts who leave behind family and friends to pursue ennobled causes elsewhere. Among the latter are a group of volunteers in the Israel Defense Forces who have no ties to the Holy Land other than a strong feeling of affinity for its fundamental values. Some of them
President Obama's firm determination that no more American combat forces will be introduced in the Middle East battlefield may well thwart his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Before President Obama does anything else in the lame-duck Congress or the new one in January, he needs forthrightly to seek an update or new authorization for the new war he's fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.