Issues / War & Peace
During the Bush years, the CIA lost its sense of smell. On the torture issue, its lawyers no longer could tell what was fishy and what was not.
Recent U.S. meetings with Nigerian dictators do little to improve transparency in a country rife with corruption.
In a dispute over one insignificant base on the Japanese island of Okinawa, are we feeling early rumblings on the Asian faultline of American global power?
Why is the United States spending more now on the military than during the Cold War?
The military brass once again floats the idea of indefinite occupation in Iraq.
The Pentagon is now calling its operation in Iraq "New Dawn." But for Iraqis, as columnist Frida Berrigan points out, it just means same occupiers, different day.
Will Earth’s Last Stand Sweep the 2013 Oscars?
A response to David Castonguay's In Praise of Warlords.
Here’s a different security approach to fixing Afghanistan.
Understanding the strength of the Taliban and its supporters could provide needed insight on how to overcome the Taliban using other tools than just the military.