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What Would President Obama's Critics Do About Islamic State?

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As Paris mourns its dead, critics of President Obama's caution in the fight against Islamic State are full of sound and fury But those who throw around such words as "weak" and "feckless" should tell us if they support the logical alternative: sending in tens of thousands of US troops.

A Paris Moment for American Politics?

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The 2016 presidential campaign has been peculiarly disconnected from the real world of problems, crises and governing. It took the catastrophe in Paris to narrow the gap—and even a monstrous terrorist attack may not shake the trajectory of a contest that operates within a logic of its own.

France Declares State of Emergency After Attacks in Paris Leave More than 120 Dead (Updated)

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Update: The Paris terror attacks were 'carried out by three coordinated teams of gunmen,' the city's public prosecutor has said François Molins told a news conference on Saturday that at least 129 people were killed and 352 more injured - including 90 critically - in Friday night's attacks on the Stade de France, a city-centre concert hall and a series of packed cafes and bars François Molins told a news conference on Saturday that at least 129 people were killed and 352 more injured - including 90 critically - in Friday night's attacks on the Stade de France, a city-centre concert hall and a series of packed cafes and bars,.

Kabul Attacks Blamed on NATO Intelligence

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has branded the Taliban’s 18-hour siege of Kabul and places across eastern Afghanistan on Sunday an intelligence failure and called for an investigation into NATO security operations.

African Summit on Somalia Kicks Off

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African leaders from 53 countries began meeting Sunday in Uganda for an African Union summit about the recent attacks by Al-Shabab fighters. Those attacks, which killed at least 74 people earlier this month, were said to be a reaction to the killing of several Somalians by African Union peacekeepers.

Suicide Attacks Rock Baghdad

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Three suicide car-bombings rocked Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than 200. The attacks, coming a day after the murder of 25 people in suburban Baghdad on Saturday, apparently targeted foreign diplomatic missions in the capital.

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