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  • McManus: Inching closer to entanglement in Syria

    McManus: Inching closer to entanglement in Syria
    The White House finally made it official last week: Yes, the civil war in Syria is a slippery slope, and yes, we're on it. Nobody in the Obama administration actually used those words, of course. But if you paid attention to what officials said, it...
  • McManus: We're safer than we think

     McManus: We're safer than we think
    After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the most frequently heard forecast was: “This changes everything.” Americans would live in constant fear of the next attack, many pundits predicted. The desire for safety would spawn a security...
  • McManus: Where's the enemies list?

    McManus: Where's the enemies list?
    Who exactly is the enemy in the continuing U.S. war against terrorism? In some cases, the answer is: It's a secret. When the United States began its war against Al Qaeda after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the identity of the enemy was clear: Osama...
  • Goldberg: Syria's religious war

    Goldberg: Syria's religious war
    If there was a moment when the United States could have intervened in Syria, it looks like that moment has passed. Shiite militants, including Hezbollah — partly at the behest of their paymasters in Iran — are racing to the defense of Bashar...
  • McManus: The second-term scandal plague

    McManus: The second-term scandal plague
    What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more...
  • Have the terrorists won?

    Have the terrorists won?
    Last year, in the heat of his campaign, President Obama boasted that he had put Al Qaeda "on the path to defeat." This year, with 19 U.S. consulates and embassies closed and the State Department issuing vague warnings against travel anywhere in the world,...
  • Goldberg: What Rand Paul got right

     Goldberg: What Rand Paul got right
    I hope I'm not too late to the fight. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Filibuster: In a March 12 column about Rand Paul, Sen. Lindsey Graham was identified as (R-Ky.). He is from South Carolina. -------------------- Last week, freshman Sen....
  • McManus: Rebooting the war on terror

    McManus: Rebooting the war on terror
    President Obama's speech last week on the future course of America's 11-year-old war against Al Qaeda was long overdue. Never before has he offered the public such a detailed explanation of his anti-terrorism strategy. In part, that's surely because...
  • Obama's limited Syria goals

     Obama's limited Syria goals
    President Obama appears increasingly ready to launch a military strike in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad's apparent use of chemical weapons against civilians. But the goal won't be to topple the Assad government, even though Obama has...
  • Moonwalking in Syria

    Moonwalking in Syria
    Here's how feeble U.S. influence on the outcome of Syria's dreadful civil war has become: For the Obama administration's diplomacy to succeed, it now needs help from an armed group with the unpromising name of the Islamic Front. That wasn't where the...
  • U.S. thinks underwear bomb was built by Al Qaeda in Yemen

    The FBI is analyzing a sophisticated underwear bomb that U.S. officials believe was built by Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen in an effort to target Western aviation....