David Petraeus was always smoke and mirrors, always the farce, even if the denizens of Washington didn’t know it.
In Afghanistan Speech, Obama Offers Token Troop Withdrawals While Maintaining the “War on Terror” Mindset
President Obama passed up an opportunity to recognize our democracy and respect the views of the vast majority of the American people with regards to the Afghanistan War.
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.
When it comes to evaluating our military, Andrew Bacevich’s analyses are as accurate as they are eloquent.
By embracing the myth of the surge, Joe Biden reveals the extent to which Obama has continued Bush’s strategy.
With 50,000 troops still on the ground inside Iraq and a lack of clarity when they will all come home, the war is anything but over.
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.
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.
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.
Contrary to what the president believes, violence is not the answer.
U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan is built on two coups, one in Kabul and the other in Islamabad.
An assessment of what Obama said — and what he didn’t say.
Palin and Biden both uttered an alarming number of false and misleading statements.
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.
UFPJ Talking Points #57: Petraeus-Crocker hearings target Iran, justify the “surge,” and defend permanent occupation.