Syria
Nov 2017

“the men were suspected of acting on behalf of the Islamic State…”

Oct 2017

“Everything is finished in Raqqa, our forces have taken full control of Raqqa.”

Sep 2017

“Some Jewish communal leaders suggested…that the Museum’s moral authority had been hijacked for a partisan re-writing of recent history.”

Aug 2017

A tangled web

Tal Afar falls in eight days.

And they’re not the only ones

Long knives out for McMaster?

Ed Morrissey Aug 04, 2017 12:41 PM

Media campaigns.

Jul 2017

Kurds: “We believe 99%” ISIS leader still alive

Ed Morrissey Jul 17, 2017 8:41 PM

Not in Mosul … or in Raqqa either?

Double decapitation.

“You supported the Iraq war and then when it went bad you opposed it.”

Disintegration.

Believe it or not, the public doesn’t want to be blown up

The Syrian ceasefire is on… for now

Jazz Shaw Jul 09, 2017 9:31 AM

Cross your fingers

The big kids’ table

Hmmm: Russia, US reach deal for cease-fire in Syria

Ed Morrissey Jul 07, 2017 4:01 PM

First fruits?

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?

Jun 2017

Raqqa surrounded — but what next?

Ed Morrissey Jun 30, 2017 8:01 AM

“Make sure all foreign fighters still in Raqqa die in Raqqa.”

“I would like to think that the president saved many innocent men, women and children.”

Showdown?

A “cryptic” warning to Bashar al-Assad?

Jazz Shaw Jun 27, 2017 8:01 AM

The three strikes rule may be in effect

“We will answer them on the field”

The battle for the rubble of Raqqa is underway

Andrew Malcolm Jun 23, 2017 8:51 AM

Won’t be much left.

“Right of self-defense?”

This just gets better and better…

Syrian fighter shot down by American Navy jet

Taylor Millard Jun 18, 2017 8:01 PM

Here we go…#headdesk

So I take it you’d rather Trump do it himself?

“The message is that America doesn’t want to lead.”

Save the date.

D-Day?

Land bridges and conspiracy theories.

Trump takes travel ban appeal to Supreme Court

Andrew Malcolm Jun 02, 2017 10:01 AM

Back at full strength

May 2017

Finally, the U.S. helps the Kurds.

“I didn’t always have the tools that I want to effect those kinds of changes, but at least we tried.”

Except actions don’t always equal rhetoric.

Rules of engagement.

Trump: Heck yeah, I shared intel with the Russians

Ed Morrissey May 16, 2017 8:41 AM

Code Red.

Uh oh: Knives out for H.R. McMaster?

Allahpundit May 08, 2017 3:31 PM

“[I]n recent weeks, Trump has privately expressed regret for choosing McMaster.”

Sectarian partition?

Apr 2017

“This method bears the signature of the regime, and that is what has allowed us to establish its responsibility in this attack.”