NEXT FRONT: LIBYA President Obama’s advisers are pressing him again to send the military into Libya, where the Islamic State has established satellite strongholds in an unstable state. The New York Times reports that Obama is resisting the immediate pressure, in the hopes of sticking to his initial plan of waiting until there is a Libyan unity government to support, before sending in Special Operations forces, as he has done in Iraq and Syria, where the United States is primarily engaged in the fight against ISIS. The dispute has not been resolved – but many officials just want the president to hurry up and make a decision. Almost every department, a source in the article says, is pushing him to move into Libya.

WALLS AROUND BAGHDAD You’re probably used to hearing about walls as a means of border enforcement. In Iraq, officials are hoping that a wall they recently started building will fortify the capital city against Islamic State fighters, the Associated Press reports. It will be 10 feet high. And lest that not be enough to keep dedicated ISIS fighters out, there is also a moat – well, a trench. The wall will built 20 miles from the city center, and it is expected to help free up troops that have had to man checkpoints around the city.

EVERYTHING WRONG WITH THE F-35 Eighty-two pages. That’s how long the report is that is raising serious doubt about whether the Pentagon should make a “block buy” of up to 450 the planes, given “significant deficiencies” in the testing process, “faults” and flaws in the original design of the aircraft, and a particularly troubling problems with developing a satisfactory simulator.

So far, the effort to develop the F-35 has cost about $1.5 trillion, and production is sorely behind schedule.