Issues / War & Peace
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.
A hole in the ground, stained in blood, where a family once lived peacefully--is this to be the calling card of America's counterterrorism campaign in Pakistan?
The Obama administration gave Israel the go-ahead to escalate in Gaza.
The Netanyahu administration stands poised to use Iran's real or imagined influence over Hamas, as well as Iron Dome's effectiveness, as justification for attacking Iran.