But Syrian allies Russia and Iran call the use of force by Western allies a "military crime" and "act of aggression" with the potential to worsen a humanitarian crisis.
The American public’s lack of attention to the president’s violent and dangerous foreign policy helps explain our ongoing wars.
The extremist Islamic group claims responsibility for the attack at the heavily guarded luxury hotel, almost six years after a similar strike.
The bodies of four attackers have been recovered as security forces struggle to clear the landmark hotel in Afghanistan. No group has claimed responsibility for the assault yet.
The administration is reportedly prepared to disclose that 100 civilians have been killed in the strikes, but critics argue that the number is much higher.
At the risk of grossly oversimplifying two very different conflicts, read this New York Times summary of a U.N. human rights report on the fighting in Ukraine and tell us it doesn't sound familiar.
The civilian death toll in Gaza from Israel's latest incursion is appalling. The right to self-defense is inalienable, but it is not free from moral constraints.
According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days.
Drone strikes cause 10 times the number of civilian casualties that manned aircraft attacks do, a U.S. military study found, contradicting claims that robotic planes are more precise than their human operated counterparts.
Last month, a "senior administration official" said the number of civilians killed in drone strikes in Pakistan under President Obama is in the "single digits." But last year "U.S. officials" said drones in Pakistan killed about 30 civilians in just a yearlong stretch under Obama.