These children's participation in ongoing atrocities represents an utter failure on the part of states and the international community to provide a minimum amount of stability and economic prosperity in precarious regions of the world.
The Pentagon has declared the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, a “mistake.” Will an independent investigation be allowed to take place?
U.S. bombs hit a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, leaving at least 22 dead.
The Institute for Policy Studies co-sponsors a discussion and signing of a book on "The Antiwar Movement and the Democratic Party after 9/11" by Michael T. Heaney and Fabio Rojas.
"This was a report looking back at examples where arming rebel troops worked — and the best [the CIA] could come up with was Afghanistan in the 1980s," says Phyllis Bennis.
Phyllis Bennis discusses Afghanistan's presidential election and how it is being shaped by corruption and the U.S.' military presence on The Real News.
Obama's declaration that "America must move off a permanent war footing" wasn't the Wow! moment it should have been during his State of the Union address.
Could we be seeing the rising role of diplomacy instead of military force as the basis of U.S. foreign policy?
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.
How can the United States afford to keep proving that it's bad at bringing peace to conflict-ridden Middle Eastern countries?