Issues / War & Peace
Just because the cliche that Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires is repeated ad nauseam doesn't mean it's not true.
Soon after the 2006 war with Lebanon, it became clear that Israel's Achilles heel was the fear that demoralized its population.
Extremist Islamist militants also sow confusion about the intentions of the Pakistani state and military.
War semantics are not just semantics.
Nothing is sadder than dying at the hands of those you're sworn to protect.
It's one thing to intercept a Hamas rocket, another to shoot down an inter-continental ballistic missile.
Africa is wealthy in oil, gas, iron, aluminum and rare metals.
Either the Israelis and Palestinians will move towards peace or towards more war -- there is no in-between.
David Petraeus was always smoke and mirrors, always the farce, even if the denizens of Washington didn't know it.
Just as it did in Afghanistan and Iraq, the CIA and U.S. military act on bad intel when designating targets for drone attacks.