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Nearly ten years have passed since Washington set out to redeem the Greater Middle East. In the pursuit of its saving mission, the American messiah has pretty much worn itself out.

 

Politicians are finally catching up with the American people by questioning our continued involvement in Afghanistan.

Congress doesn't want a vote on Libya. That will make it all the easier to blame the Democrats if the mission goes sour.

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have started questioning the constitutionality of Obama's announcement that the US will pursue military operations in Libya.

How long will the US and its allies ignore the elephant in the room posed by an alliance for human rights and anti-terrorism with regimes in the Middle East that stand for neither?

The former British diplomat recounts his own whistleblowing and the benefits and dangers of the WikiLeaks dipomatic cables dump.

The US military's reinvented counterinsurgency turns out to be the same old brutal game.

WIth the latest diplomatic cables dump from WikiLeaks sending waves throughout the political and media worlds, the organization's activities are raising questions such as, is releasing all this information gratuitous, even irresponsible? Or is it a valuable public service?

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Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014

US military officials outlined several scenarios ground troops could end up fighting in Iraq and said Obama hasn’t closed the door.

September 16, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

If President Obama denounces military action, why is he preparing for another war in Iraq and Syria?

September 15, 2014

It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

July 21, 2014

Be careful what you say about drones—they might be listening.

July 1, 2014

The Iraq-Syria civil clearly befuddles Washington—but not Tehran.

June 25, 2014

The crisis has a political solution, not a military one—and Iraq’s armed forces are now officially hopeless.

June 23, 2014

The White House ought to listen to its better angels and concentrate on politics and diplomacy.

June 20, 2014

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014