We cannot defeat terrorists simply by militarily overpowering them.
TEL AVIV -- The Islamic State is here to stay for the long-term, if not indefinitely, and the coalition should accordingly give up on pretensions to "degrade and destroy" ISIS. Instead, we should focus on containment, providing humanitarian aid for refugees and civilians and establishing a no-fly zone to stop indiscriminate killing of civilians and destruction of what remains of infrastructure in Syria.
"At the end of the day, I think it's going to take more than airstrikes to drive them out of there," Boehner said Sunday
Monday night marked the beginning of another U.S. war in the Middle East -- one with no specified time frame, no estimated price tag, lingering questions about its legality and concerns about the mission.