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09/25/2014 - 12:29pm

    Congress has now temporarily bought into what has become President Obama's war against the terrorist Islamic State. Both the House and Senate have voted limited funds to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight, not against their country's dictator, but against this new brutal peril from the region....

09/25/2014 - 12:27pm

    Scottish voters have spoken: They are staying.

    The union that has weathered 307 years of storms - if you didn't quit right after the Victorian era, you'd think you wouldn't quit at...

09/25/2014 - 12:26pm

    This was an interesting week to visit Britain and Spain - first to watch the Scottish separatists push for independence and then to watch Basque and Catalan separatists watching (with disappointment) the outcome of the vote. One reaction: I'm glad a...

09/25/2014 - 12:22pm

    Remember Richard Clarke, the presidential counterterrorism adviser whose hair was on fire about al-Qaida long before the Sept. 11 attacks and whose warnings of a threat from hijacked planes were ignored by the administration of President George W. Bush?...

09/25/2014 - 12:21pm

    In Barack Obama's determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is relying on transparent semantics.

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09/25/2014 - 12:21pm

    President Obama is adamant that the war against the Islamic State will not escalate to the use of U.S. ground troops. But the more I see and hear of his strategy, the more I fear that "mission creep" -- even if the president resists it -- is baked...

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