"It's still not safe. ISIS could be anywhere."
Amid the rubble of abandoned villages, evacuated after the extremists' assault, Fatemi met a Yazidi man who stayed to defend
Well, we can all relax now. Senator John McCain, who was wrong about Iraq, wrong about the surge in Iraq, wrong about the surge in Afghanistan, wrong about Libya, and wrong about most everything else pertaining to US security, has "vetted" the Syrian rebels he now wants to send arms to.
If the Obama administration finds it necessary to expand U.S. military activity against the IS into Syria, President Obama will quickly face a wave of pressure on Capitol Hill on the need to submit a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force for congressional debate and approval.
Since 2003, Americans have been encouraged to pray for Iraq. But after another display of barbarism by the Islamic State militants I realize I've grown tired of praying for Iraq. Now is the time to act.
If it weren’t for Tuesday’s helicopter crash on Mount Sinjar, what would I have written about the plight of the Yazidis? Read
"We Have Become the Kurdish Air Force" -- Former State Department Official Matthew Hoh Makes the Case For Non-Intervention in Iraq
Northern Iraq is rich with oil and natural gas and what is playing out is a battle for these resources by the Kurds and Sunnis in the wake of the departure of Baghdad's control and army. In effect we have become the Kurdish Air Force in protecting the gains the Kurds have made since this crisis began in June.
"I could not be prouder of the men and women of our military who carried out this humanitarian operation almost flawlessly
U.S. Defense officials announced Wednesday that U.S. and Kurdish operations in Iraq had "broken the siege on Mount Sinjar
Some Yazidis who lack proper documentation have been turned away at the border by Turkish guards, refugees say, while others