Donald Trump has criticized the Obama administration for failing to use the element of surprise in the current military offensive on the Iraqi city of Mosul. But is that a valid complaint? And does it even make a difference?
In 2010 cartoonist Sarah Glidden tagged along with journalist friends as they traveled to Turkey, Iraq and Syria to report on those displaced by the war in Iraq. "Rolling Blackouts" features her hand-drawn observations.
Few doubt that the US-backed alliance will beat the Islamic State out of the Iraqi city of Mosul. But solving that problem is expected to unleash new struggles in Iraq and beyond. Here are some of the biggest challenges ahead.
The late Robin Williams made many of us laugh just when we needed it most. His gift was perhaps never more poignant and important as when he performed for US troops fighting overseas. The comedian devoted many hours to entertaining with the USO.
The CIA's recently-released torture report has sparked a national conversation about the perceived horrors of torture — as well as its potential merits. But how do Americans who have served on the front lines feel about torture tactics? We asked veterans to weigh in.
Last week President Barack Obama looked for a template for solving the problems in Iraq and Syria, and he pointed to Yemen, where the US is partnering with the government to combat al-Qaeda. But scholar Gregory Johnsen says that model may not work in Iraq — and may not work even in Yemen.
Military mental health experts are finding, and naming, a new type of psychological damage that soldiers face from traumatic violence during war.They call it "moral injury" and one treatment is to re-live it.
President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to authorize a three-year war on the so-called Islamic State. But expanding the battle to defeat ISIS won't do much good if the rise of the militants is a symptom, not the root, of Middle East instability.