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The ugly truth: Defeating the Islamic State will take decades

By David Ignatius<p>David Ignatius<p>Columnist covering foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TAMPA<p>There’s a scary disconnect between the somber warnings you hear privately from military leaders about the war against the Islamic State and the glib debating points coming from Republican and Democratic …

United States

California Could Sound the Loudest Call Yet for Overturning ‘Citizens United’

When Americans cast their ballots for president next November—at the close of what will be the most expensive campaign in the country’s …

New Gallup Poll -- 'Number 1 Problem Facing Americans Today' is the U.S. Government

Healthcare, economy, unemployment, immigration, and terrorism are mere sideline issues among most Americans, according to a recent Gallup poll. The …

Pew Research Center

More Mexicans are leaving the US than coming across the border

Trump is right that the United States has been a major immigrant destination since the 1960s, but if he is referring to Mexican flows today, he is wrong.<p>According to sociologists Frank Bean and Gillian Stevens, Mexican migration to the United States is "the largest sustained flow of migrant workers …

What If the United States had Used the Bomb in Korea?

<i>This article is part of mini-series focused on key historical counterfactuals in the Asia-Pacific. See the first post here: “</i>What if the Kuomintang …

S.O.S. for a Declining American Navy

Today’s 272-ship fleet isn’t nearly enough. The U.S. needs 350 ships to meet the rising global dangers.<p>Late last week China confirmed that it is building its first aircraft carrier from scratch, adding to a fleet that includes a Russian-made carrier. The news cast U.S. military policy in a …

Obama Administration