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Iraq War news and analysis from The Nation
May 18, 2017
Who Pays the Moral Price of War?
Our desire for never-ending intervention overseas causes never-ending pain for our troops.
Peter Van Buren
May 16, 2017
The US Will Never Win the War in Afghanistan
The military has no strategy for victory, merely a plan to avoid defeat.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 15, 2017
The Real Reason We Forgot About Mosul
The Iraqi city has been devastated by years of conflict—with no plan to rebuild in sight.
May 9, 2017
We Are Spending a Trillion on War and We Need to Own Up to It
Why doesn’t the American media report the true costs of war?
William D. Hartung
April 24, 2017
Donald Trump Is the President Our Military Leaders Always Dreamed About
Don’t fool yourself—Donald is anything but an isolationist.
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April 18, 2017
Why We Can’t Afford to Send More Troops to the Middle East
Pursuing such policies would all but hand victory to ISIS and other extremist groups.
April 3, 2017
Trump’s Generals Are Considering a Wider War in Yemen
A humanitarian crisis already threatens to starve millions. Deeper US involvement in the civil war will only make it far worse.
March 21, 2017
Why Those Spring Breakers Chanted ‘Build That Wall’
We shouldn’t be surprised—they’re the children of unending war.
March 16, 2017
If You Want to Know Where Donald Trump Came From, Look to Iraq
Trump denies he was ever in favor of the 2003 invasion—but he’s a president made by war.
March 9, 2017
I Was Part of the Iraq War Surge. It Was a Disaster.
The 2007 surge strategy wasn’t a success—and it’s not a template to follow.