Obama must resist 'do more' calls on Syria

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 17:18 Written by
Story highlightsNATO secretary general says Russian ground troops are now in SyriaBrad Stapleton: No-fly zone in Syria would offer limited benefits Brad Stapleton is a visiting research fellow in defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. The views expressed are his own.
Opinion: Obama must resist 'do more' calls on Syria
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 16:52 Written by
(CNN) - Russia's recent intervention in Syria has ruffled feathers in Western capitals. On Tuesday came claims from NATO that Russia had moved ground troops into Syria, only a week after Russia launched its first airstrikes in the country. The moves prompted renewed calls from many in Washington -- including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- for the Obama administration to impose a no-fly zone and begin arming the Syrian rebels in earnest.
NATO says Russian ground troops in Syria, Turkey's airspace violated again
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 15:32 Written by
Story highlights NATO secretary general describes Russian military buildup on several fronts in SyriaU.S. officials: Russia moves combat weapons and troops into Syria likely to back up regimeRussian officials deny any ramping up of military activity Washington (CNN)Russian involvement in the 4½-year-old Syrian civil war seems to be escalating, with NATO's secretary general confirming Tuesday a second incursion by Russian planes into Turkish airspace and saying Russian ground troops were in Syria as well.
Acting out of weakness? Why Obama's dangerously wrong about Putin's intentions in Syria
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 15:27 Written by
In last Friday’s press conference, President Obama called Vladimir Putin’s incursion in Syria “an act of weakness.” It’s his pat answer when Putin misbehaves. The White House likes to portray the Kremlin as a place filled with petulant children who don't understand what's in their own best interest and will one day rue their misguided behavior.
Afghanistan Is Again at a Decisive Point’: General Says Obama Needs New Plan
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 15:27 Written by
The general in command of U.S. forces in Afghanistan told senators today that the fall of Kunduz was “absolutely” a victory for the Taliban and President Obama needs to reconsider troops levels there in the face of ISIS’ rise. Gen. John Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the coalition was “surprised” when the Taliban were able to take over Kunduz, the fifth largest city in Afghanistan, late last month.
Soldier May Sue to End ISIS War
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:31 Written by
Last October, the Obama administration blew past the 60-day deadline for an armed conflict to be authorized by Congress or ended and continued bombing the Islamic State group. Many scholars say the air war has since then been illegal. Now, a lawsuit seeking to prove the war is unlawful may be on its way.
Obama Just Announced A Trip To Oregon Massacre Site- The Town’s Residents Are Doing THIS In Response
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 13:52 Written by
Barack Obama announced that on Friday he will be visiting Roseburg, Oregon, the town of the mass killing by a deranged man on the campus of Umpquo Community College. The gunman, who killed 9 and injured 9, reportedly chose to execute Christian students while leaving non-Christians with less serious wounds. The residents were barely given time to begin the grieving process when President Obama decided to openly politicize the event in an effort to push…
Commander Urges Obama to Slow Afghan Drawdown
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 12:56 Written by
US commander for the Afghan War Gen. John Campbell today told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he has presented “options” to President Obama on backing away from the previous plan to drawdown US ground troops in Afghanistan from 10,000 to 1,000 after 2016, keeping more troops in the area for even longer.
ABANDON SHIP: Obama’s Top Advisers on ISIS, Russia, and Cyber-Security Have All Resigned Over the Past Two Weeks
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 11:54 Written by
Last week, President Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan announced that he was leaving at the end of the year. Far less attention has been paid to the string of other high-profile resignations that have rocked the administration since September 22, when Bloombergreported that John Allen, the retired general Obama hand-picked to lead the U.S.
Who Will Save Middle East Christians: Obama or Putin?
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 10:24 Written by
Few Western foreign policy analysts have taken seriously Vladimir Putin's radical reorientation of Russia from communism back to Russian Orthodox Christianity. Putin is perhaps uniquely qualified to discern that his nation's identity has been for centuries within a spiritual, distinctly Christian narrative and that a violent rending of Russia's historically religious roots led to utter disaster for the Russian peoples.

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