Regions / North America
Chuck Hagel may well be, as Mr. Obama contends, "the leader that our troops deserve." But don't the American people deserve a little honesty from that leader about the war that shaped him?
Non-nuclear weapons states forget that the nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty exists at their pleasure.
Drones are becoming increasingly ubiquitous, not to mention -- however artificially -- intelligent.
Exactly what is waterboarding a prisoner 83 -- or 183 -- times supposed to accomplish?
At the very least least, Chuck Hagel knows war intimately.
Current U.S. gun control legislation neglects the opportunity to reduce the flow of arms over the Mexican border.
Nuclear weapons and voter ignorance are a lethal mix.
Could the charges on which former C.I.A. agent John Kiriakou are being jailed be any flimsier?
It may be a launching pad to push much farther to end our wars, close military bases, and cut Pentagon funding.
Does conventional thinking that Afghanistan will revert to the Taliban upon U.S. and NATO withdrawal need to be reexamined?