The Army's plan to professionalize Iraq's police could backfire, as militia-infiltrated squads become more effective killers.
Five years after the United States ousted the Taliban, optimism about Afghanistan's future is evaporating. Three new books shed light on what went wrong.
Even if the United States has the will to do the hard work necessary to
rebuild Afghanistan, there are few signs that senior Administration
officials are engaged.
Robert Fisk's The Great War for Civilization criticizes a
self-righteous US foreign policy oblivious to the power of retributive
justice in the Middle East.
As elections near, guerrillas are conducting their own "shock and awe" campaign.
True democracy could still come to Iraq.
Saddam Hussein's capture on December 13 ended the role of the minority Sunni Arabs as Iraq's ruling group since 1638, when the Sunni Ottoman Turks captured Mesopotamia (then comprising Baghdad an
After twenty-one tension-filled days of raucous speeches, poetry readings, threats, bribery and walkouts, Afghanistan's loya jirga, held to endorse a new Constitution for Afghanistan after
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