Many hoped that the change in U.S. command in Afghanistan would prompt a discussion not of Petraeus’ qualifications, but rather, of the guiding principles and values of the war in Afghanistan.
As the United States approaches next year’s deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, questions about the legitimacy of joint military-wonk policy campaigns are churning just beneath the surface.
The human instinct of herd mentality can’t serve as justification for the indiscriminate killing of civilians outside U.S. borders.
A group of ladies from the mid-sixties into the nineties protests Obama’s war in Afghanistan.
Activists and lawmakers are adopting new tactics to rein in spending on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Are we really leaving Iraq at the end of 2011?
The bylaws and directives of this war allow our Army helicopter gunners to shoot at unarmed Reuters photographers, and military convoys to fire on busloads of civilians in Afghanistan, and U.S. Special Forces to murder pregnant women and teenage girls in Iraq.
The military brass once again floats the idea of indefinite occupation in Iraq.
The president devoted only 10 percent of his speech to foreign policy.
Respecting human dignity is a principle no government can ignore, and one that needs to be applied when sending aid to the earthquake-ravaged nation.
An emphasis on non-military engagement can’t hide the fact that Obama is spending more on defense than Bush.
In the end, some empires are defeated militarily, while others just sort of whimper away in decay.
Obama has muddied the waters in his response to the current election crisis.
Government corruption no longer makes the mainstream media watchdogs bark.
Obama can make important steps toward denuclearization if he continues engaging with Iran.