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The lessons Washington can't draw from the failure of the military option.

Obama ran a campaign against the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. And then he followed directly in their footsteps.

Four ways the President is pursuing Cheney's geopolitics of global energy.

How would Americans react if air power was used in the US the way it's been used in Afghanistan?

What can the United States learn from the Soviet Union's collapse?

What role and responsibility does the United States have for the situation in Yemen?

The Pentagon’s Afghan basing plans for prisons, drones and black ops.

What makes drones so frightening to us now, when they have actually been around for decades?

Blogs

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

Gilles Dorronsoro, an iconoclastic visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, says Pakistan can deliver the Taliban to the bargaining table. It's time to try it.

September 24, 2010