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Kaveh Waddell Kaveh Waddell is an associate editor at The Atlantic.
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ISIS Opponents Take Aim at Its Online Presence

June 30, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has taken to Twitter to spread its message, trumpet bloody successes, and recruit potential jihadists, but its social-media campaign has come under attack from forces that range from the U.S. State Department to the mysterious group of hacker-activists who call themselves Anonymous. ISIS...

Obama Asks Congress for $500 Million to Train Syrian Rebels

June 26, 2014 President Obama has asked Congress for $500 million to train and equip moderate elements of the Syrian opposition. The sum is part of a $1.5 billion Regional Stabilization Initiative that would also establish partnerships with Syria's neighbors—Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Iraq—to offset the threat of extremism that has already overflowed...

Obama on Iraq: We Will Be Prepared to Take Targeted Military Action

June 19, 2014 President Obama announced Thursday afternoon that the U.S. will be stepping up its intelligence-gathering and military support to help the Iraqis, but will not employ combat forces outright to deal with the crisis in the country. However, he said the U.S. "will be prepared to take targeted and precise military...

Iraq Could Split, Says Former CIA Head

June 18, 2014 The current conflict in Iraq may have already inflicted irreversible damage on the country, leading either to partition or to an Iran-backed dictatorship. That's according to Mike Morell, the former acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in an in-depth interview with Charlie Rose on Tuesday. A militant group called...

Obama on Iraq: 'We Will Not Be Sending U.S. Troops Back Into Combat'

June 13, 2014 In a statement from the South Lawn on Friday, President Obama made clear that his administration is deeply worried about what's happening in Iraq, and that he does not have faith that the Iraqi government will be able to handle the crisis alone. "We will not be sending U.S. troops...

Former NSA Director: 'An Attack Is Going to Come'

June 6, 2014 Keith Alexander blames the National Security Agency's poor communication with the public for the loss of trust and tarnished image it has suffered since the first Snowden leaks exactly one year ago. "We've got to have a way of putting the facts out so that the American people know," the...

Justice Department Renews Focus on Domestic Terrorism

June 4, 2014 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Tuesday that the Justice Department is reconvening a committee focused on addressing domestic terrorism threats that has not met in more than a decade. The Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee was created almost 20 years ago in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing...

The Big Game: Federal Government vs. the NFL

May 30, 2014 In recent months, politics and American football have been clashing increasingly often. Congress and the Obama administration have found themselves on the opposite side from the NFL over issues ranging from health concerns and doping to a team's racist name and the league's nonprofit status. President Obama is the most...

Unwinding 34 Years of Sanctions on Iran Won't Be Easy

September 30, 2013 With a 15-minute phone call on Friday, presidents Hassan Rouhani and Barack Obama publicly signaled a readiness to engage after 34 years of venomous rhetoric and diplomatic silence between Iran and the United States. The day before, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister...