Theirs is a romance that never should have been, and Nordland dubbed them Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet because of their rival sects, Sunni and Shia, and opposing ethnicities. With its message and its life-and-death drama, this story was -- and remains -- irresistible and beautiful.
Every time a suicide bomber blows up Afghan civilians, Afghans wonder: Why does Pakistan continue to support the Taliban, which brazenly claimed responsibility for this and other deadly attacks on innocent civilians?
What's the best way to thank Afghans who have risked their lives helping U.S. troops? Offer them a chance to live in America, and then make the process impossible and the costs astronomical.
What we have today is a West that is retreating militarily and shrinking economically, yet one that still speaks as the lord and master in command of the fates of nations and continents.
Maybe if we stopped claiming that we were the greatest, most exceptional, most indispensable nation ever and that the U.S. military was the finest fighting force in the history of the world, both we and the world might be better off and modestly more peaceful.
It's time to face the fact that the U.S. mission in Afghanistan has changed significantly since 2001 when Congress passed the authorization for the use of military force there. We simply cannot continue on the current path.
No one has done more to bring about a renaissance in Afghan media and entertainment than Saad Mohseni. Mohseni runs Moby Group, a media conglomerate that specializes in bringing programming to places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, the Gulf states, and northern Africa.
There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.
No single person is accountable for Afghanistan and the state of its people. But every one of us is accountable for the perceptions that directly affect how the country moves forward.
Quagmire? The answer depends on one's point of view, but the facts on the ground clearly show a situation that is discouragingly complex.
The question of allowing women to compete to serve alongside men in all military occupational specialties, in all branches, including our special operating forces, is the focus of Congressional hearings today.
Let's start 2016 off with a bang! Or, at the very least, a positive story. It's nice to be able to focus on what the United States is doing to help our veterans rather than pointing out all of the work still ahead.
Hillary Clinton likes to extol her foreign policy credentials, particularly her experience as secretary of state. She attaches herself to Barack Obama's coattails, pledging to continue his policies. But she is even more hawkish than the president.
The current political dialogue and debate of the 2016 presidential election has propelled the issue of merit and demerit of Moslems entering and resid...
In a piece that ran earlier this week in the National Interest, Heritage analyst Justin T. Johnson puts forward what in his view are "5 Bad Arguments For Cutting U.S. Defense Spending." But Johnson deploys some bad arguments of his own. I will focus on five of them.
If we're to accept George Santayana's dictum that those who forget the past are "condemned to repeat it," the U.S. should be extremely cautious about who we're arming and the deadly long-term effects that could easily blowback to the American homeland.