A growing number of high-ranking American officials say that ISIS, the militant group that controls much of northern Iraq, must be defeated. The White House is considering plans to send ground troops to aid Iraq in the fight, but experts say even those expanded plans won't be enough to win.
As UN inspectors in Syria looked for evidence of the Syrian government's possible use of chemical weapons, President Obama and his administration are pondering a response to Syria's alleged crossing of Obama's famous red line.
Militant groups have attacked military and police bases in the lawless Sinai peninsula, which borders Israel. There have also been coordinated holiday bombings in Iraq. And terror threats and drone strikes in Yemen.
Governor Mitt Romney slammed President Obama's leadership in the Middle East in a speech at VMI. He called for a "change of course in the Middle East," and urged the US to help other countries arm the Syrian rebels.
Marc Lynch is with the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins that after tonight's speech — refusing to resign — Mubarak can't cling to power much longer.