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War on Terror
War on Terror news and analysis from The Nation
May 23, 2017
Our Embarrassment in Chief’s International Trip Is No Laughing Matter
Let’s not grade a guy holding the nuclear codes on a curve.
May 22, 2017
What Explains Trump’s Sharp About-Face on Saudi Arabia?
It has more than a little to do with the power of the Saudi lobby—as well as the administration’s deep hostility toward Iran.
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 11, 2017
Why Armed Conflicts Almost Never Achieve Their Stated Goals
When it comes to war, less often accomplishes more.
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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
May 9, 2017
There Is Growing Bipartisan Opposition to Trump’s Unauthorized Military Actions
Members of Congress are warning the administration that it must consult Congress before lending US support to “a potentially catastrophic” military action in Yemen.
May 4, 2017
Why Can’t Americans Remember Anyone’s Death Other Than Those of Their Own?
A long history of war and terror has left America with a victim complex.
April 28, 2017
Is Turkey’s War on Syrian Kurds Becoming a War on the United States?
President Erdogan seems to believe he can bully Trump into abandoning his allies in the fight against ISIS.
April 26, 2017
Mounting Incitements to War With Russia
Villainizing the Kremlin—without much evidence—for crises from Washington and Europe to Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan is increasing the possibility of a US-Russian war.
Stephen F. Cohen