Obama’s new Iraq war began modestly. By the end of his press conference on Saturday though it got a bit bigger. Now the United States will look to protect Iraq’s critical infrastructure, bolster its security forces and stop the Islamic State
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In a major defeat for Kurdish forces the Iraqi town of Sinjar was captured Sunday by the group known as ISIS, now calling itself the Islamic State. This is the Kurds first major loss to ISIS and a catastrophe for the religious minorities who had taken refuge in the area and are now at imminent risk of being slaughtered.
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Grad rockets pounded Donetsk and Luhansk this week and human rights monitors say Kiev is behind the carnage—but Ukraine’s new defense minister tells The Daily Beast his forces are not to blame.
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We’re outraged by school shootings, but we ignore our country’s out of control SWAT teams and police forces equipped like armies. How the rise of the warrior cop threatens us all.
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They’re already on the offensive in Syria and Iraq, now there are signs the radical jihadis want to attack in Lebanon to divide the Shia forces against them.
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