Quantcast

Nation Topics - US Military Presence Abroad | The Nation

Topic Page

Nation Topics - US Military Presence Abroad

Articles

News and Features

Pundits are pushing aid to Pakistan because it's good PR. Does anyone really think that if US helicopters drop water bottles in the south of Pakistan it will cancel the hatred for US drones in the north?

"The idea that Obama is making good on a campaign promise to end the war is playing with words,” says The Nation's Jeremy Scahill.

What WikiLeaks did was brilliant journalism, and the bleating critics from the president on down are revealing just how low a regard they have for the truth.

War has become the norm and "our world has become so oblivious to it," says Tom Engelhardt. “There’s a mindset that goes with American war making, and it’s a very narrow one.”

Nation Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Ed Schultz that McChrystal's departure gives Obama an opening for changing the trajectory of the American presence in Afghanistan. 

Security for key US military supply routes in Afghanistan is in the hands of a small group of powerful Afghan warlords who may be paying off the Taliban, finds a Congressional report being released Tuesday.

 A provocative exploration of what Americans can't see in their war zones--but think they can.

What the mayor of one community hard hit by war spending is doing.

Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.

Only 65 members of the House voted with Kucincich to force withdrawal from the Afghan war.  The outcome makes the anti-war forces appear weaker than they are, and appearances do matter.

Blogs

Antiwar sentiment is at the heart of Obama’s base—and also of his appeal to independent voters. 

April 27, 2011

Jackson Diehl, the reliable hawk, opposes diplomatic effort to end the war.

April 25, 2011

A prominent Democrats changes course and says the Obama administration's war in Afghanistan is no longer winnable.

April 20, 2011

Discussion continues of setting up a Taliban office in Ankara.

April 13, 2011

Everyone. And no one. Whom exactly are we fighting again?

April 11, 2011

Once again, the president is being challenged by a rebellious military reluctant to give him options to end the war in Afghanistan.

April 1, 2011

The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011

It's time to resolve the disconnect between public opinion and government policy towards Afghanistan.

March 23, 2011

Obama's Afghanistan adviser backs new report on peace talks.

March 23, 2011

Even if a war is considered "just," even if it is launched under the auspices of the UN, US military interventions should be debated and approved by Congress before they are launched.

March 20, 2011