If and when American troops arrive in Iraq and Syria to carry out ground combat operations, is this the document that we will look back on as having started it all?
Kiev wants its combat dolphins back, but now they're swimming for Russia.
After annexing the Crimean peninsula in March, Russia announced that it would press Ukraine's combat dolphins, stationed at a facility in Sevastopol, into service for Moscow. That time has come: The Crimean State Oceanarium, the dolphins' home base, is now under full Russian control.
An "outsourced" war effort, a "foolish and dangerous" policy that only Israel can be responsible for and that Turkey refuses to participate in. That's a sampling of the reaction in the Middle East to President Barack Obama's plans to widen his campaign of airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
"Share the crazy little things you do using #MyCrave," White Castle, the fast-food chain, urges fans in its Twitter bio. Below that promotion, and above an online poll asking Americans whether they prefer #Scrambled or #SunnySideUp, #StarWars or #StarTrek, is a digital memorial to the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks:
Eighty-six -- that's how many days have passed without President Barack Obama seeking congressional approval for his actions in Iraq, despite a decades-old law that forbids presidents from waiting so long to get lawmakers' sign-off on military engagements.