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Is control of its nuclear program what the United States and NATO ultimately want from Pakistan?
Once again, a Democratic president's fear of appearing weak has, in fact, weakened the United States.
By exactly what calculus do drone strikes in Pakistan make Europe safe from al Qaeda attacks?
Soon the U.S. and U.K. will be using drones on their own soil to monitor their own citizens.
Novelist Hans Fallada didn't require much hindsight to divine the true nature of Nazi Germany.
A successful U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan depends on keeping India in the loop.
At the same time as it's exploring talks with the Taliban, the U.S. has launched a major military operation in Kandahar.
Afghanistan is a crossroads of civilizations and an almost bewilderingly complicated place.
Yes, it would be funny if it weren't so grim. After all, when it comes to squandering money and resources in strange and distant places (or even here at home), you can count on the practitioners of American-style war to be wildly over the top.
Iraq and Afghanistan may be a lot less ready for democracy than we think.