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General Jim Mattis testifies before the House Intelligence Committee

by General Jim Mattisvia C-SPAN
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow General Jim Mattis testifies on the ISIS Terrorist Threat House Intelligence Committee.

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Legendary Marine General James Mattis: To Fight ISIS, 'Boots On The Ground' Needs To Be An Option

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Business Insider
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis will describe the threat posed by militants of the Islamic State as "a combined al Qaeda and Lebanese Hezbollah on steroids" in a hearing for the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning.

Interviews

Kori Schake on the John Batchelor Show (10:14)

interview with Kori Schakevia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Research Fellow discusses the war against ISIS on the John Batchelor Show.

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Avoid a Classic Blunder: Stay Out of Religious Wars in the Middle East

by Elizabeth (Lisa) Cobbs Hoffmanvia Reuters
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Muslims in the Middle East are fighting wars of religion. Like the carnage between Protestants and Catholics that haunted Northern Ireland during the last third of the 20th century, there is little anyone can do until local peoples crave peace so intensely they are willing to cultivate it.

Barack Obama
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Obama’s Sort-of War

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How can we account for the apparent flip-flopping of the Obama administration about what we are doing, or might do further, to the Islamic State?

Jerusalem
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What Israel Won in Gaza and What Diplomacy Must Now Gain

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Markets
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TEL AVIV -- For the time being, people are going about their business. Hamas is not raining rockets down on residents here, daily ear-piercing air-raid warning sirens are not sending everyone running for cover, and the city has returned to its bustling self.

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Drip, Drip, Drip: US Troops in Iraq Number Over 1600

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Saturday, September 13, 2014

post of August 13, 2014, counted 875 U.S. Security Forces in Iraq.  In early September, another 350 were dispatched to Iraq, followed by an announcement of another 475 at the end of the second week in September.  During the third week of September, total "boots on the ground" will exceed 1,600.

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Few Interests, Fewer Friends in Middle East

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Townhall
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Try figuring out the maze of enemies, allies and neutrals in the Middle East.

In 2012, the Obama administration was on the verge of bombing the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Barack Obama
Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein discusses the viability of President Obama's plan to destroy ISIS on the John Batchelor Show.

Barack Obama
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Obama Takes On ISIS With Brave Words, Pinprick Strikes, And Phantom Allies

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Thursday, September 11, 2014

President Barack Obama last night promised to defeat ISIS (a.k.a. ISIL or the Islamic State) by combining American air power and 475 additional troops—not boots on the ground—with the ground forces of ephemeral allies, whose willingness and ability to fight are far from certain.

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