The threat posed by the Islamic State to the United States is being overblown to a dangerous -- and untruthful -- degree. So why are we letting our government officials get away with it?
The Defense Department's response time to the Ebola crisis and ISIS fight -- and the money to pay for such operations -- is being severely limited by the lengthy legislative process and the brewing budget war in Congress.
The Obama administration is conducting a "policy review" on what to do about Syria and Iraq. But rehashing the same strategy could just make a bad situation even worse.
A new plan to stop the bleeding in Syria means agreeing to a limited truce with the regime in Damascus. It’s repugnant -- but is it wrong?
The fight against the Islamic State is forcing the Pentagon to rethink its plans for the future of warfare.
With U.S.-backed rebels trapped between Assad and ISIS, the White House is closer to establishing a safe zone in northern Syria.
The number of refugees fleeing Syria has dropped dramatically -- but that's not good news. In fact, it's terrible.
Defeating the terrorist army in Iraq and Syria may not be enough to prevent the Islamic State from replacing al Qaeda as the world's most dangerous militant group.
The U.S. military takes out terrorist leaders around the world, but it's been unable to cut the head off of the Islamic State.
Why a Republican win on Tuesday may push the White House into a more aggressive foreign policy posture.
In September, the administration said the Khorasan Group was about to attack America. But the terrorist group seems to have fallen off the radar.
President Obama’s point man in the fight against the Islamic State faces a ruthless foe. But his detractors at home -- even in the Pentagon -- may be his biggest enemy.
In a region now crowded with failed states, a murderous terrorist group has gained a foothold, changing the power dynamics and the United States needs to pay attention.
The Islamic State is raising an army of child soldiers, and the West could be fighting them for generations to come.
The green-eyeshades crew is taking the lead in trying to choke off the illicit millions that fund the terrorist group. But the Islamic State's own overreach may cost it more than sanctions.
Global efforts to stop the Islamic State should not come at the expense of online freedom. Let the world see the depravity of their ideology.
Only days ago the Pentagon was saying that this small Syrian city might fall to the Islamic State. Now it's pulling out all the stops to save Kobani.
How long can Iraq’s besieged forces hold out against the Islamic State?
Syria's moderate rebels are brawling among themselves in the streets of Turkey. And these are the people the White House wants to arm?
In fact, Ankara is offering them desperately needed medical and humanitarian help -- all as part of its effort to win public support in case the peace process with its own Kurdish insurgents falls apart.
Degrading and destroying ISIS could take place in the halls of auction houses, not the Pentagon.
Australia is trying to combat homegrown terrorism. Sending 800 police officers and a helicopter after suburban wannabes isn’t how to do it.
Kosovars are traveling to the Middle East to fight the same U.S.-led forces that once helped secure their country’s freedom.
The U.S. needs Turkey to join the fight against the Islamic State. But Turkey won't do it without dragging the U.S. deeper into Syria's civil war.
With the Islamic State pulling ever closer to Baghdad, the Obama administration believes rebuilding the shattered Iraqi military could require up to 1,000 foreign trainers from the United States and its top European allies.
For years Qassem Suleimani has been Iran's secret covert-ops puppet master. Why has he suddenly stepped out of the shadows?
As Kurds head to the front lines to fight the Islamic State, they face a Turkish government attacking them from the rear.