The Syrian president denies U.S.-led strikes have blunted ISIS's advances.
Graham said the measure offers no way to protect vetted Syrian rebel groups.
The Pentagon has yet to begin vetting Syrian groups to receive U.S. military help.
Shaheen called on the international community to end Assad's weapons production capabilities.
The U.S. cannot afford to intercede in each global conflict.
President Obama has just stolen a page from the George W. Bush playbook.
The planned response to ISIS places too much emphasis on military force.
Some argue that the Syrian regime is preferable to ISIS. But preferable for whom, and why?
We need to look at the new terms and acronyms of American foreign policy.
Policymakers should not dismiss the U.N.-led peace process.
Obama's policies on the Middle East seem to change daily.
The presidential elections in Egypt and Syria were carefully orchestrated theater whose outcomes...
Maybe it makes sense to look at his record.
Administration officials denied that Turkey is "complicit" in the influx of fighters.
Obama and Iran's Khamenei have arranged a working relationship throughout the Middle East.
"It was important for us to stand by our word and go in," said the former DOD chief.
Marie Harf said the "best thing" for the Syrian people was a new transitional government.
Make no mistake about it, Obama is conducting a "robust" foreign policy.
The new Rand Paul now debates the old Rand Paul.
It is clear that Vladimir Putin is not guided by genuine principle.
Congress has an opportunity to develop a meaningful and effective strategy in Syria.
What happened in Iraq should not have been a surprise.
How to make sense of the different factions and forces now fighting in Syria and Iraq?
Obama's speech reinforced the impression of a lackluster commander-in-chief.