The nation's spies feel that the president is throwing them under the bus -- again.
The commander in chief lays out his justification for the war in Syria and Iraq.
Besieged Kurds in Syria and Iraq see the United States' bombing campaign against the Islamic State as a good start -- but not enough.
The 6 fictions we have to stop telling ourselves about Obama, the Islamic State, and what the United States can and can't do to save Iraq and Syria.
Obama's Middle East allies are signing up for the fight against the Islamic State. But it's not for the reason you think.
Meet a man executed by the Islamic State -- who survived.
Iraq's Shiite militias are becoming as great a danger as the Islamic State.
The U.S. needs to take a cold, hard look at the ulterior motives of its partners in the war against the Islamic State.
Why the public reaction to one man's brutal murder could push Britain to become a stronger ally in the fight against the Islamic State.
Meet Omar: A 43-year-old, well-educated hospital director in Fallujah. Does Iraq have any hope for reconciliation if men like this support the Islamic State?
The president is desperate not to go it alone against the Islamic State, but he may not have any choice.
Why President Obama's war cry doesn’t quite measure up to his predecessors'.
The president is right to be wary of putting troops on the ground in Iraq. But he’s wrong to rule it out.
By limiting U.S. goals in Iraq and Syria, the president makes less likely the exit he so desperately wants.
The United States has been raining bombs on Iraq -- and Syria might be next. But data show it's going to take more than planes to knock the Islamic State off its perch.
Americans think the president lacks "toughness." But does showing strength really matter?