I talked with director Amir Bar-Lev about why Americans weren't more outraged when it was revealed that the made-for-Hollywood stories of Tillman and Jessica Lynch were lies.
General McChrystal needed a way out of what was becoming for him an unbearable burden: the conflict between the best interests of his country and the best interests of the soldiers who served under him.
It's too bad that General Petraeus is attempting to suppress democratic opinion. But Congress, and the people running for Congress, understand full well that this is a fight the American people are ready to have.
Over the last five years the Pentagon and Congress have had numerous opportunities to hold accountable those responsible for the cover-up of my son Pat's death. Each time they've failed.
To say America now acts as if we need a war may underrate the syndrome. We seem to require three wars at a given time: a war to be getting out of, a war we're in the middle of, and a war we aim to step into.
Allowing the Pentagon to continue to block Hastings reinforces the notion that he was the bad guy in this -- not the person who was fired by the President of the United States.
I have seen plenty of leaked material over my career and I know that 'leaked' adds a patina of mystery and capital-I Importance to documents that is sometimes not deserved.
What WikiLeaks did was brilliant journalism, and the bleating critics from the president on down are revealing just how low a regard they have for the truth.
Addressing civilian harm is now one of ISAF's key counterinsurgency tools, but with the level of accumulated mistrust over the lack of disclosure illustrated by these war logs, it may be coming 9 years too late.
Even if we achieved the goal we are apparently trying to achieve in Afghanistan--victory over the Taliban--it wouldn't put an end to international terrorism&mdash. It likely wouldn't even put a dent in it.
In many places across the country, Ron Barr's interviews on the syndicated SportsByline USA radio network have been the soundtrack and the touchstone for hundreds of thousands of sports fans.
This is an analysis of the Afghanistan War through the lens of improvisation. Improvisation isn't inherently comedic. As conceived by the godmother of modern improvisation, Viola Spolin, it is the practice of spontaneous communication and fast learning.
With occasional blind spots aside, Biden's policy breadth is impressive compared to virtually anyone else on the Obama team. Only Bob Gates comes close to Biden's versatility -- and even there, Biden wins hands down.
The present discussion of counterinsurgency in Afghanistan makes little sense. They are being presented as a kind of either/or option -- kill us or kill them -- when it would be more accurate to say that it's a neither/nor situation.
Obama, after gaining a bit in his average approval ratings in May, slipped back in June. But the reversal was slight, continuing a five-month streak of amazingly stable numbers.
Why aren't I grateful to Al Gore for highlighting the environment? Simply put, he overdid it. Stopping a rainforest from being decimated is still subordinate to stopping genocide.