General Martin Dempsey

Sy Hersh: U.S. Is Helping Assad Defeat Jihadi Rebels

A “grain of salt” warning must accompany reports from Seymour Hersh, who has made some fantastic claims during his career. With that in mind, his latest post in the London Review of Books alleges the U.S. military is sharing intelligence with the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad for the purpose of helping Assad’s military take down Islamic State and al-Qaeda rebels.

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on January 15, 2015 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad giving an interview to the Eterarna Novina Czech newspaper in Damascus. Coalition strikes against the Islamic State group are having no impact, Assad said in an interview, as members of …

Dempsey: ‘We Have a Range of Options’ Between Iran Deal and War

Wednesday at the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Iran nuclear agreement, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Martin Dempsey said “we have a range of options” between accepting the Obama administrations Iran nuclear agreement and going to war with


Iraq Surge Remains the Dividing Line in U.S. Foreign Policy

President Barack Obama’s decision to abandon Iraq remains the most significant strategic blunder in a generation. Putting politics ahead of strategy, Obama sought to win an argument with history rather than to win the struggle against terror and tyranny in the Middle East. His presidential ambitions depended on his opposition to the Iraq War–which, he decided, also meant opposing the “surge.” He could barely admit the surge worked–and, in office, reversed it as soon as possible.


Joint Chiefs Chairman: U.S. Airstrikes Killed ISIS Leaders In Iraq

On December 18, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey said US airstrikes killed three ISIS leaders in Iraq in recent weeks. He said the strikes were part of “an expanding coalition effort” targeting “senior and Islamic state commanders.”

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