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Opinion: Winning the Protracted War Against Radical Islamic Terrorists

Opinion: Winning the Protracted War Against Radical Islamic Terrorists

Soldiers of the personal security detachment for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse, patrol the villages in the Bagram Security Zone in 2011. US Army Photo

Soldiers of the personal security detachment for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse, patrol the villages in the Bagram Security Zone in 2011. US Army Photo

President Barack Obama’s recent decision to leave 8,400 U.S. forces in Afghanistan through next year and NATO’s announcement over the weekend to support the United States with another 3,000 troops—as well as $1 billion in financial support— means the effort to secure a lasting peace in Afghanistan will enter its 16th year with U.S. forces still operating on the ground and in the air above Afghanistan. Two U.S. administrations have now pursued an elusive peace in this region of the world at a staggering cost in blood and treasure. Read More

Pew Pollster: Europe, Asia Have Mostly Positive View of U.S. ISIS Policy, Obama

Pew Pollster: Europe, Asia Have Mostly Positive View of U.S. ISIS Policy, Obama

 U.S. President Barack Obama participates in the welcome ceremony with their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Imperial Palace during his state visit to Japan in 2014. U.S. State Department Photo

U.S. President Barack Obama participates in the welcome ceremony with their Majesties the Emperor and Empress of Japan and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Imperial Palace during his state visit to Japan in 2014. U.S. State Department Photo

Those in Europe and Asia generally have a largely positive view of the United States as the Obama administration winds down, but they hold an overwhelmingly negative view of Donald Trump, the most recent Pew Research Center poll found. Read More

Analysis: Defeating ISIS Remains Daunting Task

Analysis: Defeating ISIS Remains Daunting Task

ISIS forces in Iraq

ISIS forces in Iraq

It has been nearly three years since the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured Mosul and advanced rapidly through a number of major population centers in northern Iraq, triggering a major U.S.-led internationalization of the conflict between the jihadist group and the myriad opponents to its attempt to establish territorial supremacy in Iraq and Syria. Read More