"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?
The root of the sexual assault crisis plaguing the military lies in militarism itself.
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.