President Barack Obama authorized at least 26,171 bombs in seven countries in 2016—three per hour—in a wave of destruction which the far more successful Russian military has described as having a “less than zero” impact.

The Syrian army has made such sweeping territorial advances against ISIS in Syria since the Russian air force started attacking US-backed “rebels” that a million Syrian refugees have been able…

American intervention in the Syrian conflict is illegal in terms of international law, and ground force intervention will have “unpredictable consequences,” Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Russian Upper House committee…