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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…

Iran map CIA World Factbook

Neocon Romney Pushes for War with Iran

There were some amusing gaffes in Saturday night… More…

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Scary News from Two Danger Zones

From Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic… More…

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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…

Pakistan Map

Why Are We Really in Afghanistan?

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Tonight President Obama… More…