The War on Terrorism is as complete a failure as the War on Drugs. Both share the hallmark symptoms of all such government endeavors. At the center of each is the same fundamental issue: the failure to recognize government intervention as the root cause of the problem itself.
September 7, 2016 It seems that some who have the ears of U.S. elite deci...
Simply put, spending more money isn't in itself a strategy. Instead of simply throwing money at a massively bloated bureaucracy, it would be nice to see the candidates show some leadership and talk about the tough choices they would make as Commander-in-Chief.
In the years following the events of September 11, 2001, the image of the US in the Middle East was at its lowest. There were demonstrations against the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq in Egypt and elsewhere, along with calls to boycott US products.
When director Pietra Brettkelly first visited Afghanistan in 2006, she was struck by the resilience of its people. During a return visit in 2012, she heard tell of a secret film archive, constructed during Taliban rule to protect the country's old films from being destroyed by the regime.
War and terrorism in dozens of Middle East countries from Tunisia to Afghanistan since 2010 is rolling back health care and leaving open paths for new and old diseases to strike down millions and spread to the Western countries.
Afghanistan, also known as the crossroads of civilization dating back centuries, has found itself on a different crossroad in the past few decades. This time around, however, it has been very deadly and destructive for Afghanistan and its inhabitants.
As I have written recently, the $70 billion-per year global arms trade doesn't get nearly enough coverage given its size, scope and devastating consequences. But a new report by the London-based charity Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) offers an important exception to that rule.
There are outbreaks like Ebola, there are deadly storms, there are explosions, there are mass shootings. Even "everyday" nursing can be overwhelming at times. What separates the very top nurses is what they do from there.
In 1999, I was assigned to be a roving war correspondent in Sub-Saharan Africa. I established my base in Johannesburg, South Africa, and from there travelled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where I reported from the front lines of the long and ruthless war raging there.
Politicians keep taking jabs at ISIS, yet the world's most notorious terrorist group continues to carry out spectacular, deadly attacks around the world. This is because politicians jab only at the extremities of their foe - they cannot win unless they deliver a knockout blow to the head.
It took 46 years, but Ricky Miller finally went to say good-bye to the best friend he tried desperately to rescue in Vietnam. It wasn't easy.
Though ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deaths of over 1,200 people in attacks in 21 countries outside of Iraq and Syria, larger terrorist organizations have arranged only a fraction of incidents labeled as ISIS attacks.
The founder of Shakespeare with Veterans, Fred Johnson, has said that no one in the English language speaks more directly to the Veteran experience and the warrior's heart than William Shakespeare.
Joe, Donald here. I'm a little bit upset. And, as you know, no one can get as little bit upset as I can. It's really extraordinary, when you think about it. I know, Donald. Can you get to the point?
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