U.S. ally blocking work with anti-ISIS army

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON, D.C. – To fight ISIS in Syria, President Obama is relying on the year-long training of Free Syrian Army soldiers and others who have allegiances to various more…

Turkey backs ISIS to eliminate Assad

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1269625" align="aligncenter" width="596"] President Obama and Turkish President Erdogan[/caption] WASHINGTON – There has been mounting concern over the lack of participation by Turkey – a member of more…

Syrians see U.S. bombing
as cover for Assad overthrow

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1263135" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Tomahawk cruise missiles from aboard the USS Arleigh Burke[/caption] WASHINGTON – An increasing number of Syrians believe U.S. and coalition bombing of ISIS locations more…

U.S. weapons for FSA 'ended up with ISIS'

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – A claim by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., that some of the 600 tons of weapons the U.S. gave Syrian rebels last year ended up in the more…

ISIS, Turkey's tool for re-establishing caliphate

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – The release by ISIS of 49 Turkish diplomats under mysterious circumstances raises further concern that Ankara's cooperation with the jihadist army could be part of a more…

Generals skewer Obama
for 'control' of airstrikes

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – Two retired U.S. generals have blasted a reported plan for President Obama to assert "personal control" over the selection of ISIS targets in Syria. Retired U.S. more…

Jordan in ISIS bull's-eye but balks at U.S. coalition

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_1239695" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Jordan's King Abdullah, left, at the United Nations[/caption] WASHINGTON – Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has designated Jordan as the next target of more…

ISIS cash flow relies on Turkey

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON -- The cash flow for ISIS appears to depend on Turkey, but international requests for a cutoff probably are going nowhere while the jihadist group keeps control more…

Beheaded journalists warned
about Obama's 'moderate' allies

by F. Michael Maloof -- [caption id="attachment_299225" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Free Syrian Army[/caption] WASHINGTON – As part of his "strategy" to eliminate ISIS, also known as ISIL, President Obama wants to "equip Syrian opposition more…