Issues / War & Peace
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.
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.
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.
Once again, we are faced with a situation in which all the emphasis in the war on terror is focused on pre-emption and capture--beating the terrorists into submission. Meanwhile, there is scarcely any focus on the reasons for the groundswell of support fo
Decision by the American commander in Afghanistan to expand security- and reconstruction-related missions beyond Kabul.
The victory of the liberal Roh Moo-Hyun in the December 19th South Korean presidential elections has been presented in the western media as a source of future tension in South Korean-U.S. relations.
If the new rationale for NATO is the War on Terror, and if its Rapid Response Force is directed to territories outside the region of its member states, then NATO's transformation has serious implications for Asia.
The consequences of September 11th remain visible on several fronts
The al Qaeda phenomenon is best seen as an association of like-minded groups operating in many countries with some loose coordination, with more centralized training, financing, and technical expertise available when required.