Gen. Stanley McChrystal himself put it best: “Because of civilian casualties, I think we have just about eroded our credibility here.”
Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, such targeting pervades the entire chain of command—up to the Oval Office.
This incredibly gutsy woman gave her life aiding the victims of America's wars.
There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.
Since the dawn of air power, supporters have advanced fantasies that, again and again, have failed to pan out—while civilians die in often staggering numbers.
Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.
A new report by civil liberties groups reveals self-censorship and decreased participation in community groups as a result of police hounding.
Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.
Ignore the jingoism, from politicians and the press—the tenth anniversary marks a tenth year from hell.
Expanding Washington’s military footprint in North Africa may be well intended, but it could be destabilizing and lead to blowback.