Nation Topics - US Military Presence Abroad
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Twelve years in Afghanistan down the memory hole.
The greater Middle East’s greatest rebuff to Uncle Sam.
Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader and making war in children’s culture.
At ceremonies held around the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean armistice, the president sounded bellicose notes, while failing to mention national unification.
And other headlines from an upside-down history of the US military and the world.
The US military's involvement in the unraveling of a continent.
“Humanitarian” intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster.
Pyongyang's bellicose posturing conforms to an old pattern, but the dangers may be greater now because tensions are rising throughout the region.
On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.
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.