Issues / War & Peace
Before the American public starts applauding the administration's newfound commitment to international development, it should look closely at where the aid is going and for what purposes.
President Bush is determined to attack Iraq. It is also clear that if he cannot convince, he will bully the international community into compliance with his wishes.
Score another public diplomacy point for Osama bin Laden in his war with the United States to win the hearts and minds of the Arab and Muslim world.
The former Illinois governor showed the world incontrovertible proof of Soviet efforts to place nuclear missiles in Cuba.
Powell argues for a push into Baghdad
U.S. prepares for potential use of force against North Korea, its commitment to full diplomatic engagement would reassure Asian allies of the U.S. desire to solve the Korean crisis short of military action.
President Bush's State of the Union address comes as near to a declaration of war on Iraq as is possible without the guns beginning to fire.
There were no surprises in President Bush's address to Congress, except maybe the firm statement that within a month our country will be at war.
While public opinion polls show that most of the U.S. public is concerned about the economy, hawks in the Bush administration see another problem as more urgent: the Pentagon is poor.
If one adds up all the costs of war beyond the $355.5 billion military budget, the U.S. spends in excess of $465 billion each year for defense, or $1.2 billion a day.