By: The Washington Post "The United States will increase the tempo of operations in support of ground forces in Iraq and Syria as they prepare to tackle the Islamic State’s twin capital cities."
By: The Washington Post "The recapture of an Islamic State stronghold in Syria will serve as a model for future U.S.-backed operations there."
By: The Washington Post Iraq would see a “robust civilian presence,” Clinton told reporters afterward, summing up the Obama administration’s pledges to Maliki. “We are working to achieve that.”
By: The Washington Post "There is no question that the Islamic State will be defeated in Mosul; the real question is what comes afterward."
By: The Washington Post "The defeat of the IS’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq, at least in terms of territory, is on the horizon. And so too are new problems and potentially new conflicts."