Regions / Afghanistan
The debate over defense spending isn't what it looks like.
Phyllis Bennis joins MSNBC's The Last Word to discuss why current U.S. military strategy against ISIS isn't working and what alternative strategies should be used instead.
Boosting the Pentagon's budget amounts to robbing domestic programs we desperately need.
After less than two years as U.S. Secretary of Defense, what progress did Chuck Hagel make on the withdrawal in Afghanistan, the Pentagon budget, and the rise of the Islamic State?
The hottest conflicts raging at the moment defy easy answers.
Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the U.S. government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.
The pace of events exploding across the Middle East continues to quicken - and while it appears the Obama administration has no clear strategy for some of it, the fall-back position of the U.S. continues to make those developments even more dangerous.
Jeremy Scahill's 'Dirty Wars' conveys the sinister, unaccountable, and deadly power concentrated in the halls of Washington that now threatens the planet.
With endless foreign aid, the US has undercut mechanisms of democratic accountability in Afghanistan and should not be surprised at the results.
There is no reason to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan, which all the parties recognize will not alter the final outcome a whit.