ORPHANS OF THE STORM
Innocent, Abandoned, Despised: ISIS Infants Have No Home
FEET TO FIRE
Colbert Grills Tulsi Gabbard on Bashar al-Assad Defense
The Democratic congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate admitted that Assad ‘gassed his own people’ but would not say the Syrian dictator is a ‘war criminal.’
BLOOD, MEET TREASURE
‘Dove’ Donald Trump Will Increase War Funding by 139%
It’s not just shoveling money into the maw of a war machine. It’s also an accounting scheme to shovel money into the Pentagon’s other maws.
Iran’s Turning Hezbollah Rockets Into Guided Missiles
Military sources say Iran is refitting thousands of ‘dumb’ rockets in Syria and Lebanon so it can zero in on targets the length and breadth of Israel.
In Much of Iraq, ISIS Still Rules the Night
ISIS fighters come back after dark. In many towns Iraqi government control is surface-deep, and ISIS remains the power to be challenged, or joined.
ISIS Smuggler: Sleeper Cells Have Infiltrated Europe
Jailed jihadis are being released, others are returning to Europe to face prison time, and still others have never been known to police and wait to be mobilized.
THE SYRIA SYNDROME
Venezuela Is Becoming a Putin-Trump Proxy Battleground
In Russia, many see parallels between Putin's support of Assad in Damascus and Maduro in Caracas, not least because they're fights he can't afford to lose.
Syrian Fighters Say Goodbye Trump, Hello ISIS
The suicide bombing that killed four Americans last week was just one example of ISIS making a comeback—and that’s even before U.S. troops finish withdrawing.