SWJ Editors

“You just don’t take anything off the table up front, which it appears the administration has tried to do,” said Mattis.

The clash between Obama’s repeated guarantees that the U.S. will not deploy “boots on the ground” and the comments of its military officials deepened skepticism on Capitol Hill.

The Mideast may have the spotlight right now, but it’s not the only area that has the Army of Chief of Staff worried.

There are times the United States does not need an enemy in going to war. It poses enough of a threat to itself without any foreign help.

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“The pesh merga’s struggles are just one in a series of problems that have hit Iraqi Kurdistan, a proud region of Kurdish-speaking people…”