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Rowan Scarborough

Articles by Rowan Scarborough

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said that two Iraqi brigades molded by American troops are ready to enter the crucial city of Ramadi at a "much higher level" than other such mobilized units. (Associated Press)

Pentagon: Ramadi assault imminent to retake key city

A month ago the two top U.S. military officials told senators that retaking the western Iraqi city of Ramadi had been elevated to one of three critical objectives leading to the ultimate defeat of the Islamic State's terrorist army. Now that major objective is days away. Published November 19, 2015

President Barack Obama, left, talks with Russiaís President Vladimir Putin, right, as they arrive for a group photo with other leaders for the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Obama is attending the G-20 Summit while on a nine-day foreign trip that also includes stops in the Philippines and Malaysia for other global security and economic summits. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama notable for what terror fight doesn't include

President Obama's year-old military strategy to defeat the Islamic State is noteworthy for what he will not do, as well as the steps he has taken for a projected drawn-out war lasting years. Published November 16, 2015

A New York City police officer adjusts parts of a make shift memorial left as a sign of support to France near the door of the French consulate in New York, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. French officials say several dozen people were killed in shootings and explosions at a theater, restaurant and elsewhere in Paris on Friday. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Attack on U.S. just a matter of time, security experts say

It is only a matter of time before a Paris-style coordinated terror attack comes to the streets of America, experts say, citing the fact the Islamic State is far more gruesomely efficient than even al Qaeda and is attracting hundreds of committed U.S. followers. Published November 14, 2015

Syrian President Bashar Assad is keeping his hold on power with the help of Russia, with various factions fighting to overthrow him. (Associated Press)

Moderate Democrats want decisive plan from Obama to beat Islamic State

Moderate Democrats are breaking with their party's left and with President Obama on the Iraq-Syria war strategy, basically pleading with the commander in chief to come up with a more decisive plan for defeating the Islamic State's terrorist army. Published November 11, 2015

Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Carter said that Russian airstrikes may have been in areas with no Islamic State forces.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

'Gay' rape in military underreported by Pentagon

Far more military men are being raped by other men than is reported by the Pentagon because of the stigma attached to such sexual assaults, says a new study published by the American Psychological Association. Published November 3, 2015

Russian jets fly more missions over Syria than the U.S. and drop unguided bombs that kill civilians indiscriminately and "intimidate" the rebels, a retired U.S. Air Force officer says. (Associated Press)

Russia outguns U.S. in Syria

The vast majority of Russian airstrikes in Syria are hitting rebels opposed to the Bashar Assad regime -- not Islamic State terrorists -- and, like the Syrian president's forces, often make no effort to avoid hitting civilians, a study says. Published October 25, 2015