Issues / War & Peace
While most Americans will support a relatively short war to crush the Taliban and capture Bin Laden, there are signs that President Bush and associates favor a much longer and more elaborate conflict--one that shows every risk of turning into a Vietnam-li
For the U.S. to be visibly identified with the Karimov regime is a danger both to U.S. interests in the region and to the progressive evolution of society and politics in Uzbekistan.
I think its almost impossible for us in this country to conceive of what would drive people to this state of rage.
Not a shot has been fired--yet--at Afghanistan's Taliban, but the country's beleaguered population already is paying a heavy price for the ruling militia's pariah status as host to alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
The violence associated with small arms abuse is linked to criminality and can be best addressed by controlling the trade in illicit arms
Global warming is an example of an environmental issue that is perhaps not as obviously vital to national interests as terrorism, but which--like terrorism--has the potential to affect the entire world and not just the United States.
Instead of continuing the cycle of violence, we need to re-evaluate policies that lead to such anger and resentment.
If there is any logic to the terrorists' madness, it is to have the U.S. over-react and turn large segments of the Islamic world against the West. To launch a major military operation against Afghanistan would play right into Osama bin Laden's hands.
It would be premature at this point for anyone to come forward with a grand blueprint for America's future defense posture.
It appears that foreign governments will be rewarded or punished by whether or not they become part of the U.S.-led war against terrorism.