ISIS: Is it really a threat to the U.S.?

U.S. officials are claiming that the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, is "now a credible alternative to al Qaeda."

What the U.S. can realistically do in Iraq | CNN

Over the past few days, politicians and experts have been debating the merits of the Obama administration's strategy in Iraq — or whether th

U.S. general's killing may be a bad omen

The attack is an ominous sign regarding the potential risks to American service members as the majority of U.S. forces withdraw from Afghani

Terrorist Armies Fight Smarter and Deadlier Than Ever | Washington Post

Military transformations can be hard to detect. They generally occur over decades, sometimes over generations. Soldiers are usually the firs

The All-American Al Qaeda Suicide Bomber | CNN

Seconds before he detonated the massive truck bomb that killed him and a number of Syrian soldiers two months ago, Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha

Why Am I Moving to the Left? | Politico

In my late 50s, at a time of life when most people are supposed to be drifting into a cautious conservatism, I am surprised to find myself m

Return of the Drones?

The hiatus was the longest pause in the controversial CIA program since 2006, and the drones' sudden return begs the questions: Why now? And

Bush's toxic legacy in Iraq

From where did ISIS spring? One of George W. Bush's most toxic legacies is the introduction of al Qaeda into Iraq, which is the ISIS mother

Right-wing extremists strike again

The Millers appear to have been motivated by extreme far-right views. The couple left a flag at the scene of the crime with the words "Don't

How big a terror risk are former Guantanamo prisoners?

In order to shed some light on exactly which graduates from Guantanamo have joined a militant group or engaged in some other kind of terrori

Americans dying for al Qaeda

Nearly 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, many Americans were likely surprised to learn that one of their fellow citizens had committed suicid

Obama says goodbye to American hubris

What is the Obama Doctrine? As the President put it Wednesday, "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a n