Iraq and Afghanistan may be a lot less ready for democracy than we think.
The president did acknowledge the war's cost...but there were many other important points he left out.
The director of the Institute's New Internationalism project says there's no victory to claim in Iraq.
Join panels of antiwar activists/policy analysts examining the changing occupation and the continuing war.
There's a debate over the proposed mosque on ground zero. But as it turns out, it's not a mosque, not on ground zero -- and not really a debate.
Consider the following statement offered by Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a news conference last week. He was discussing Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks as well as the person who has taken responsibility for the vast, still ongoing Afghan War document dump at that site.
With the cost of the war projected to exceed $3 trillion, it's time to demand that the money being spent on continued occupation in Iraq be spent at home in our own communities now!
As success in Afghanistan becomes more uncertain, Conn Hallinan argues that the problem is not Afghanistan, but the entire concept of counterinsurgency.
The billions of dollars in cash flowing out of Kabul harken back to the shrink-wrapped $100 bills Paul Bremer sent to Iraq on pallets.
Many hoped that the change in U.S. command in Afghanistan would prompt a discussion not of Petraeus' qualifications, but rather, of the guiding principles and values of the war in Afghanistan.