Regions / Iraq
United States President Barack Obama will try this week to underline his progress in extricating the US from the morass his predecessor's "war on terror" in the Greater Middle East.
With 50,000 troops still on the ground inside Iraq and a lack of clarity when they will all come home, the war is anything but over.
Why didn't al-Qaeda wait until U.S. forces left before mounting its latest round of attacks?
In occupied Iraq, the population living in urban slums has skyrocketed. Why haven't we heard more about this shocking statistic?
Agribusiness, an industry that found a way to profit during the Vietnam War, is emerging as a beneficiary of U.S. post-conflict policies in the Middle East as well.
The three U.S. hikers seized by the Iranian government are progressive activists, and the progressive community should demand their release.
Consider the following statement offered by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a news conference last week. He was discussing Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks as well as the person who has taken responsibility for the vast, still ongoing Afghan War document dump at that site.
As the situation become increasingly dire, dubious plans are emerging in an attempt to "save" the war effort.
As success in Afghanistan becomes more uncertain, Conn Hallinan argues that the problem is not Afghanistan, but the entire concept of counterinsurgency.
What can you get for a trillion dollars? A new report looks at how how the Pentagon can contribute significantly to deficit reduction while advancing national security goals.