The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force to Iraq to step up the fight against Islamic State militants unleashing violence in Iraq and Syria and determined to hold territory they have seized across the Middle East, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday.
J. Mark Davidson: Every Syrian refugee family warmly welcomed in a so-called “infidel” nation weakens ISIS. Acts of mercy confound their assumptions about us. Acts of bigotry and hatred confirm their assumptions about us.