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Do the WikiLeaks War Logs reveal war crimes? Or do they reveal the poverty of international law?

Vietnam has left town. Say hello to the new syndrome on the block.

What we lost in Iraq and Washington between 2009 and 2012.

Soldier and boy in Afghanistan

The mutual resentment between the Afghan people and the US military has broken out in the open.

Why Afghan history is a sobering antidote to the relentless optimism of the American military.

How US (in)actions have all but ensured a failed end to its presence in Afghanistan.

From liberation to assassination, in three quick rounds.

How US counterterrorism operations ignited an Islamist uprising.

American decline, from a historical perspective.

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A Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report reveals the major recipients of DoD's Afghanistan reconstruction programs.

March 31, 2015

An American journalist uncovers some ugly truths about the “forgotten war.”

March 30, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015

No—Zacarias Moussaoui’s spectacular claims are nonsense. But both the Saudi and US governments did create the monster that became Al Qaeda.

February 6, 2015

The mission isn't “over”… it’s just been reassigned.

February 4, 2015

Ashton Carter will tell the Senate Wednesday he would recommend more troops if conditions “degrade.”

February 4, 2015

Rand Paul and Barbara Lee are right: “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force.”

November 24, 2014