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Syrian soldier

“Humanitarian” intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster.

Soldiers in North Korea

Pyongyang's bellicose posturing conforms to an old pattern, but the dangers may be greater now because tensions are rising throughout the region.

Operation Shock and Awe

On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.

Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Afghani kids

The US has three lousy options with Afghanistan. Pick one.

South China Sea

Will China-Japan-US tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?

Dwight Eisenhower

Fifty years ago, college was cheap, unions were strong and there was no terrorism-industrial complex.

Joe Biden, Leon Panetta

The Pentagon is intent on pursuing its own global version of the Second Amendment.

torture protest

Zero Dark Thirty has us arguing over whether torture works, not whether it should be banned.

Military personell

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

Blogs

Kurds rebuff Obama and Biden, and Iraqi Sunnis fail to gain their fair share of power.

November 12, 2010

LTC Bob on pan-European military convention and a reader responds to Alterman's attack on Rahm Emanuel.

November 5, 2010

King Abdullah tries to broker an deal in Iraq, settle with the Taliban, solve the Fatah-Hamas divide and, yes, he's talking to Ahmadinejad, too.

November 2, 2010

A former ambassador to Iraq says that in spite of Iran's clout in Iraq, the next Iraqi government—led once again by Prime Minister Maliki—will ask the US to stay on past 2011.

October 25, 2010

Michael Rubin, AEI's boy wonder, is point man for the coming neoconservative assault on President Obama's Afghanistan exit strategy.

October 22, 2010

"Why fight a war that even the general in charge says can't be won?"

October 7, 2010

Seven months after Iraq's parliamentary election, there’s the first glimmer of a chance that an Iraqi government coalition might be within reach.

October 5, 2010

The journalist who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers speaks out on how the media isn't doing its job in covering the war in Iraq.

October 5, 2010

US forces step up bombing of Pakistan and threaten cross-border ground attacks, and launch offensive in three districts around Kandahar

September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28's media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick.

September 28, 2010