Regions / Iraq
As the United States approaches next year's deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, questions about the legitimacy of joint military-wonk policy campaigns are churning just beneath the surface.
The human instinct of herd mentality can't serve as justification for the indiscriminate killing of civilians outside U.S. borders.
President Obama should not bow to the Beltway voices urging him to keep U.S. troops longer in Iraq.
Are we really leaving Iraq at the end of 2011?
By supporting the establishment of U.S. consulates in the Kurdish region, Congress is meddling in Iraqi affairs.
The U.S. occupation has never been a part of the solution and never will be.
The recent Iraqi elections have brought the country a few steps closer to true self-determination.
Measuring economic development in Afghanistan by the same yardstick as a Pentagon mission is a recipe for disaster.
The military brass once again floats the idea of indefinite occupation in Iraq.
The Pentagon is now calling its operation in Iraq "New Dawn." But for Iraqis, as columnist Frida Berrigan points out, it just means same occupiers, different day.