The Pentagon is in something of a panic over America's longest war. How can a bunch of lightly-armed mountain tribesmen in turbans fighting only part-time battle the world's most powerful armed forces to a standstill?
The United States should immediately begin the political and diplomatic process necessary to withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
The current strategy in Afghanistan is so flawed, primarily due to a lack of feedback from native Afghans, that it's beyond "tweaking." It's in need of an entirely new indigenous remedy.
Though a devoted statesman and a very intelligent man, Holbrooke seemed to be either outright ignored by top administration officials both at home and abroad or simply appeased by domestic officials while other plans were undertaken anyway.
I think that the many tributes to Richard Holbrooke are important and wonderful, but I want folks to see beyond caricatures of a very complex and important global player.
I covered Richard Holbrooke for the Boston Globe when he was U.N. ambassador from 1999 to early 2001. I've covered about a dozen U.S. ambassadors at the U.N. since 1990. Holbrooke was the most engaging of them all.
General David Petraeus, in a rare public show of indecorum, last week suggested that corruption has been a part of Afghan culture since the country ca...
The new WikiLeaks cables provides more evidence of government corruption in Afghanistan. What will it take for the allies to agree that the Afghan government isn't worth supporting?
Unmasking the favors our buddies do for us is bad enough. But letting scurrilous gossip and character assassination reach the Internet is inexcusable. There's barely room for any more as it is!
Hillary Clinton should cut out the whining about what the administration derides as "stolen cables" and confront the unpleasant truths they reveal about the contradictions of U.S. foreign policy and her own troubling performance.
The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.
Only a few weeks after definitively learning that, yes, it really was "the economy, stupid," Obama has several big new headaches in regards to Korea, Afghanistan, the unending Israeli-Palestinian question, and Russia.
Jane Harman should be ashamed that she has voted to send U.S. troops to risk their last full measure of devotion on behalf of a corrupt, illegitimate, lawless Afghan government for reasons a schoolchild could discern are fatuous.
The anticorruption campaign against Karzai's administration has become even more complicated because crooked elements within his inner circle are being paid off by the CIA, according to Afghan and American officials.