The U.S. has been fighting wars -- declared, half-declared, and undeclared -- for almost 15 years and, distant as they are, they've been coming home in all sorts of barely noted ways.
The world is being consumed by unforeseen man-made events that have taken the pundits and prognosticators by complete surprise. Whether it is the outc...
Many Americans, and surely many people around the world, will be shocked to learn about the kinds of foreign policy "architecture" the President plans to leave for his successor.
The Afghan war is still raging with no end in sight as the Taliban are ever more resurgent with deadly effect. The latest suicide bombing, which killed 30 police cadets and injured another 58, happened on June 30th.
The criticisms that the military isn't a place for social experiments is true. But don't call acceptance an experiment. Acceptance is a mental frame of mind influenced by culture. Soldiers want the best of the best on their team.
I couldn't work out what this unexpected trip to an island could possibly have to do with our conversation the night before. But when we reached it, I froze. There were young men scattered all over. Some sat in groups; others on their own.
With the U.S. government's deployment of deadly robotic drones and special ops units across the globe, alien invasion movies aren't -- at least for me -- the campy fun they once were. There's something that's barely risen to consciousness here: we've morphed into the planet's invading aliens.
The ruling raises a host of questions - for China, for the Philippines (which brought the action against China to the PCA), and for the other nations bordering the South China Sea, which also have ongoing disputes with Beijing on the same subject.
Aside from the growing negativity towards the US in Afghanistan, its role in Bosnia had also come to be viewed suspiciously. In the autumn of 1994, during my coverage of the war there, I received information from a reliable source that bands of Arab mujahedeen had arrived from Afghanistan seven months before.
World leaders and NATO allies at the 2016 Warsaw Summit can pledge their "long-term commitment to Afghanistan through the Enduring Partnership," but it won't change a thing.
Recently a delegation of Uzbeks, Turko-Mongols from the plains of northern of Afghanistan, came to visit my wife Feyza and myself in our home in Boston. They represented the aq saqals (gray beards or elders) of many prominent Uzbek villages and clans and were furious.
Just as the Western media had been unwittingly misinformed about the relationship between the Taliban and Osama bin Laden, so too had it failed to grasp the ideological differences between the Taliban and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda.
Congress should approve future military action only when Washington has no alternative course to protect America--its territory, people, or constitutional liberties.
On this Independence Day weekend, as you celebrate our nation's freedom, I ask that you also give thanks for our wartime allies. Many veterans can poi...
Eisenhower Fellowships recently recognized the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Bor...
Debra Mendelsohn knows the midnight fear of having a loved one in danger, the juggle of raising two kids alone, the heartbreaking frustration of a bad...