The Urge to Surge: Washington’s 30-Year High

If, as 2011 begins, you want to peer into the future, enter my time machine, strap yourself in, and head for the past, that laboratory for all developments of our moment and beyond.

The Surge of Ideas

The Surge of Ideas

As the United States approaches next year’s deadline to begin troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, questions about the legitimacy of joint military-wonk policy campaigns are churning just beneath the surface.

Sunrise or Sunset for Iraq?

Sunrise or Sunset for Iraq?

The Pentagon is now calling its operation in Iraq “New Dawn.” But for Iraqis, as columnist Frida Berrigan points out, it just means same occupiers, different day.

Obama’s Surge and Pakistan

U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan is built on two coups, one in Kabul and the other in Islamabad.

Basra: Echoes of Vietnam

Basra: Echoes of Vietnam

There’s no light at the end of the tunnel, laments columnist Conn Hallinan in a comparison of the battle of Basra to the Tet offensive.

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