I know people who have come back wounded mentally or physically, or both. They could not change the Islamic landscape, because they could not heal the rift among the many Islamic sects. Why doesn't McCain understand this?
It is the death throes of the neoconservatives' hold on United States foreign policy that makes the confirmation of Hagel and the installation of the Biden-Kerry-Hagel team so critically important for the United States and the world.
I am getting into the back seat of a yellow cab, as I've done a thousand times before, having just tipped the too-smiling bellboy too much for holding...
This week, we found out that the State of the Union -- or at least the rhetoric about it -- is strong. To no one's surprise, President Obama delivered another good speech. Highlights included his call for an increase in the minimum wage, the announcement of steps towards fixing our broken voting system, and a promise to step up on climate change. The president also vowed that "by the end of next year, our war in Afghanistan will be over" -- though he didn't explain why we need to wait until then. The speech's most powerful moment was Obama's passionate call for gun control. His overarching message was: I welcome bipartisanship, but if I don't get it, I'll do it myself. As the shameful GOP filibuster of Chuck Hagel showed, the odds are the president will be spending his second term in DIY mode.
In February, we're told that our minds should revolve around foil-wrapped chocolates, bouquets of flowers and celebrating how much our loved ones mean to us. But we should also remember the military women struggling to return to their civilian lives as mothers, wives and friends.
So what does all this latest angry maneuvering around former Senator Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense amount to? Not that much, actually.
In Brian De Palma's classic 1987 detective thriller, The Untouchables, Sean Connery's character, the tough and gritty beat cop, Jim Malone, asks Kevin...
Whether as an active duty soldier in a distant land or as an educated citizen here at home, each of us has a vital role to play in ensuring our collective security.
If Afghanistan were to become a safe haven for the ETIM, it would constitute a major geostrategic concern from Beijing's perspective.
If you're going to abuse the White House petition program, make sure you're an addled rightwing wackjob. I'm serious. I, an addled midwing pinhead, am apparently excluded by the Terms of Service.
The words in President Obama's State of the Union speech were often lofty, spinning through the air with the greatest of ease and emitting dog whistles as they flew.
Ted Nugent is perhaps the most courageous man in America. America needs courageous men. Hence, I've launched a petition to draft Ted Nugent to serve on the front lines in Afghanistan.
I'm proud to announce that the United States government has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a new and innovative public-private partnership in Afghanistan with the Aga Khan Foundation.
Actor Robert Patrick is best known as a tough guy in TV shows and films. But he's a softie when discussing our nation's soldiers and his involvement with the USO.
We will prove our enemies wrong and turn this country into a great power and a reliable partner to the United States and many other friends who helped us in the times of need.
There is significant and well-justified concern within the feminist community and beyond about Muslim women's rights. Just look at what is happening in countries like Afghanistan.