“From a counterterrorism perspective, the Arab Spring had turned to winter.”
… that it created.
“People who call loudest to criticize me are great proponents of President Obama’s foreign policy — they just want to do it ten times over.”
US, NATO to blame?
History repeats itself.
“Just as we feared in the chaos … Al Qaeda has had a resurgence.”
“The world should not allow the one success story of the Arab Spring to die.”
Air, land, and sea.
Engel: ISIS is for real, and our efforts to contain it are unspectacular.
A second Libya?
The moment passed.
Plus, a chat with Graeme Wood on “What Does ISIS Want?”
The vacation from history is over.
The face of the “Caliphate.”
“He doesn’t believe we should send a bunch of troops in to start a ground war. But …”
A stark contrast.
Father in the 2011 rebellion in Libya?
A new threat.
Article of faith.
But you’re not supposed to talk about that.
The Islamist moment?
Connected to “core” al-Qaeda?
“He was low-hanging fruit.”
Hiding in plain sight?