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Ambassador Ryan Crocker in Herat Afghanistan in 2011.

What Two Lost Wars Taught Us

Amid the highly political debate over Iran’s nuclear program—which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed during his visit to Israel over the weekend—it’s important to recall the recent history of two bloody, costly wars we just fought and, let’s … More…

Afghan security forces scramble to respond to Taliban attacks.

The Taliban’s Tet Offensive Begins

Starting at 1:30PM Sunday, the Taliban launched its most brazen, audacious attack ever in Afghanistan.

Using rocket-propelled grenades, trucks loaded with explosives, and suicide bombers, the Afghan rebel army besieged strategic locations in Kabul and three eastern cities.

The carefully … More…

US forces in Afghan combat mission 2010

Endgame in Afghanistan

There’s a reason they call Afghanistan the “graveyard of empires.”  Alexander the Great himself was wounded in a failed attempt at conquest, and 16,000 British troops were slaughtered following an Afghan rebellion against their occupation  in 1842; only one More…

President Obama’s State of the Union Address 2012

Good and Bad Ideas in the State of the Union

Having just returned from covering Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire and South Carolina, it was a bit strange to watch President Obama… More…

Jon Huntsman campaigns in New Hampshire

Huntsman Fights the Good Fight

KEENE, NH–Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. has been surging in the latest tracking polls here. It won… More…

Republican candidates debate

Live-Blogging the ABC GOP Presidential Debate

CONCORD, NH–Hello, everyone, I’m here in New Hampshire, following candidates around and reporting on the latest trends in the primary, which is being held Tuesday. We’re in the home stretch now, as candidates make their final pitch to the voters.… More…

Iran map CIA World Factbook

Neocon Romney Pushes for War with Iran

There were some amusing gaffes in Saturday night… More…

Pakistan-Afghanistan Map

The Escalating “War” with Pakistan

Tensions are rising rapidly between the US and its purported ally, Pakistan, with who knows what results.

Last week, in extraordinarily candid testimony before… More…

President Obama announces deficit reduction plan

Old Wine in New Bottles

President Obama was back in his … More…

John McCain

Empire Is No More?

Almost lost among the 9/11 remembrances was a striking interview Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, gave to Fox News Sunday.

As reported by The Huffington Post, Sen. McCain declared that he didnMore…