June 16, 2014

The Only Silver Lining in Iraq

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Perhaps America's need for help will usher in an era of greater respect for the integrity and sovereignty of foreign states.

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June 15, 2014
The U.S. Must Put Out This Fire
Frederick Kagan, New York Daily News
Iraq is burning, and the United States of America is watching. The Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham, a radical Islamist group more commonly called ISIS, has made good its name. It already governs Raqqah Province in Syria and... more ››
June 15, 2014
5 Principles for a Disintegrating Iraq
Thomas Friedman, New York Times
The Sunni jihadists, Baathists and tribal militiamen who have led the takeover of Mosul from the Iraqi government are not supporters of a democratic, pluralistic Iraq, the only Iraq we have any interest in abetting. And Iraq’s... more ››
June 15, 2014
Obama, Don't Get Sucked into Iraq War III
Aaron David Miller, CNN
Airstrikes, even if they worked to check ISIS, would have to be used repeatedly over time. And more training for the Iraqi military -- most likely with advisers on the ground to instruct in the use of sophisticated military... more ››
June 15, 2014
Are Attacks on America Coming?
David Ignatius, Washington Post
As al-Qaeda splits and morphs into different affiliates and offshoots, U.S. counterterrorism officials worry about what one calls a "potential competitive dynamic" in which different factions -- including the Islamic State of... more ››