Best Defense

What the United States might have learned after nearly a year at war with ISIS

My mateys aboard New America’s Future of War team offered up some thoughts about what we’ve learned after fighting ISIS for nearly a year.


‘They Were Just Struggling to Breathe’

An eyewitness to a chemical attack tells FP that Assad’s forces are dropping barrel bombs containing chlorine gas on hospitals and civilian centers.


Italy Opens the Door to Disaster

Italian officials are turning a blind eye to the Syrian refugees fleeing the country for Northern Europe. And even the refugees themselves are worried that anyone could be traveling in their midst -- even terrorists with the Islamic State.


Are the Islamic State’s Losses in Iraq Offset by Gains in Syria?

The group is on the march in Syria as it is beaten back in Iraq.

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