How the Islamic State Is Benefitting from the U.S. Arming ‘Moderate’...

On paper, the plan sounded reasonable enough. The Pentagon would identify and recruit moderate Syrian rebels — the guys who want to overthrow their autocratic...

Reporting (or Not) the Ties Between US-Armed Syrian Rebels and Al...

A crucial problem in news media coverage of the Syrian civil war has been how to characterize the relationship between the so-called “moderate” opposition...

U.S. Relies Heavily on Saudi Money to Support Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON — When President Obama secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to begin arming Syria’s embattled rebels in 2013, the spy agency knew it...

Amnesty report: ISIS armed with U.S. weapons

(CNN) A new report from a prominent human rights group has found that ISIS has built a substantial arsenal, including U.S.-made weapons obtained...

How US and Russian arms fell into ISIS’ hands

Old military campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan and other troubled Middle Eastern countries have come back to haunt the U.S., Russia and Europe as the...

Pentagon: U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Surrender American Arms to Al Qaeda

U.S. defense officials have confirmed that military equipment issued by the United States to Syrian rebel fighters has been funneled to an al Qaeda...