iOS app Android app

Costs of War

Memo to the Presidential Candidates: Cut the Warfare State, Not the Welfare State

David Coates | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
David Coates

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's foreign policy and military stance is taking us in entirely the wrong direction. We need saving from a Romney-led repeat of George W. Bush's disastrous military forays into a Middle East.

The Costs of War, Collective Amnesia, and Learning From Experience

Joseph Bobrow | Posted 05.06.2012 | Impact
Joseph Bobrow

"It's true throughout history: there's always the belief that the next war will go much better than the last war."

Sam Stein

Jay Carney: War Costs Will Not Factor Into Afghanistan Drawdown Decisions | Sam Stein | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insisted on Monday that costs would not be a factor in determining the pace of the forthcoming wi...

Dan Froomkin

Reassessing The Cost Of The Post-9/11 Era, Post Bin Laden | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Osama bin Laden's death doesn’t end the post-9/11 era, but it does provide an occasion to look back at everything that’s happened si...

Jason Linkins

Red Cross Study: A Majority Of Teens Now Support Torture | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Media

Over at the Daily Beast, Daniel Stone dives into a study on torture conducted by the American Red Cross. "Americans' opinions on torture seem to have ...

A Really Big Show: Bigwigs Gather in Kabul... for What, Exactly?

Phyllis Bennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phyllis Bennis

This week the State Department bragged about the really important conference on the U.S./NATO war in Afghanistan held in Kabul. So why was it relegated to page 10 of the New York Times ?

Surging by the Minute

Jo Comerford | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jo Comerford

We could have directed the $30 billion in surge expenditures toward assisting refugees from Afghanistan or building, furnishing and equipping enough schools for the entire nation.