June 23, 2014

Drones and Advisers Aren't Enough to Save Iraq

Robert Caruso, The Guardian

The Associated Press

Rand Paul and the anti-war crowd don't get it: disrupting the puppet masters in Iran and arming the rebels in Syria is the best way to destroy Isis, right now.

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TAGGED: Drones, Iraq


June 13, 2014
U.S. Drones Won't Solve the Problem in Iraq
Leslie Gelb, The Daily Beast
Before the U.S. government starts to do the next dumb thing again, namely provide fighter aircraft and drone attacks and heaven knows what else, it should stop and think for a change. If America comes to the rescue of this Iraqi... more ››
June 22, 2014
America Needs a Clear Drone Policy
Christian Science Monitor
As the US again steps up drone attacks, the need for a clear policy on the use or sale of military drones becomes more urgent. more ››
June 11, 2014
A Dangerous Defeat in Iraq
New York Daily News
The black flag of Al Qaeda flies over the streets of Mosul. Keep that in mind when President Obama takes credit for ending the war in Iraq while vowing to bring the one in Afghanistan to a similar end. Four thousand four hundred... more ››
June 11, 2014
The Real War of Ideas in Iraq
Thomas Friedman, New York Times
The takeover Tuesday of the Iraqi city of Mosul by Sunni extremists who spilled over the Syrian border underscores the clash of world views that is underway in the whole Eastern Mediterranean, which I saw close up during my visit... more ››
June 11, 2014
The Stunning Return of al-Qaeda
David Ignatius, Washington Post
The capture Tuesday of Mosul, the hub of northern Iraq, by al-Qaeda-linked militants is an alarm bell that violent extremists are on the rise again in the Middle East. And it's a good time for President Obama to explain more... more ››