Nation Topics - US Military Presence Abroad
News and Features
Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa.
Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.
A new internal investigation reveals just how poorly US African Command has handled its humanitarian missions.
If we don’t act now, constitutional restraints on presidential warmaking will be eviscerated.
At age 70, a writer reflects on the so-called ‘American Century’—and the world it wrought.
American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?
Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.
In 2003, Bush and friends dreamed up a jihadi Iraq with deep ties to al-Qaeda. Now, their convenient nightmare is becoming a deadly reality.
Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years.
The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.