U.S. airstrikes against ISIS appear to have set off an unfortunate chain of events that leave Syrian militias caught between a rock and a hard place -- that is, the Assad regime and another Islamist militant group. As the balance of power shifts, no one knows what will come next for the everyday Syrians who are caught in the crosshairs of this multi-pronged fight.
The U.S. government paid a local Afghan construction company $18.5 million -- 90 percent of the contracted $20.2 million -- even though the company only completed about 50 percent of the work it was supposed to do at Pul-e-Charkhi prison.
"We have to find out what's happening on the ground in these Muslim communities — what the NYPD used to do, but those morons at the New York Times Editorial Board and the American Civil Liberties Union went after them."
"If the old Blackwater team were still together, I have high confidence that a multi-brigade-size unit of veteran American contractors or a multi-national force could be rapidly assembled and deployed to be that necessary ground combat team."
Libya's two largest cities are under the control of Islamist militias. With its parliament taking refuge elsewhere, the country seems to have outsourced the fightto a septuagenarian general a track-record of turning-coat.