Obama’s policy options on the Islamic State, and who’s pushing them

  During a White House press briefing last week, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes was clear on the administration’s ultimate goal with regard to the Islamic State: "Absolutely, in the long term our objective would be to see an organization like ISIL defeated," said Rhodes. He wasn't the only administration official pledging the group's […]

By Alexander Becker | Iraq | August 25