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Michael Ohanlon

Being Wrong in Washington as a Career Enhancer

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In our era in Washington, whole careers have been built on grotesque mistakes. In fact, when it comes to our various conflicts, God save you if you're right; no one will ever want to hear from you again. If you're wrong, however... well, take the invasion of Iraq.

Why Are We in Afghanistan?

Stanley Kutler | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Obama and his advisors have the primary task to define and assert the American national interest. Afghanistan is not the place. What have we gained after more than 12 years?

Jason Linkins

Michael O'Hanlon Wants The Media To Write Sunnier Headlines About The Endless War In Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.15.2011 | Media

Brookings Institute senior fellow Michael O'Hanlon provides Politico with a lengthy Afghanistan War lamentation, though it's not the sort of lamentati...

Jason Linkins

DADT Proponents Offer Up A Bowl Of Bigoted Goulash

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's worth pointing out some recent statements by the irrational simps who linger on the deranged margins of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell debate. Here,...

Michael O'Hanlon: Cheney's Wrong, Obama Has Had 'Solid First Year' In Foreign Policy

Politico | MICHAEL O'HANLON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Cheney has been excoriating President Obama's foreign policy approach of late, and Republican partisans reportedly sense an opportunity...

Afghanistan: Presidential Double Standards and Military Power

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

If any president is going to "cut and run" from an American military engagement he or she better be a Republican. This narrative runs deep in American political discourse.

The New Anti-War Movement: Obama Faces Growing Backlash Over Afghanistan

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama's generals consider asking for more troops in Afghanistan, the White House is finding itself confronted with a new problem: lefty w...

Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack: There They Go Again

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

In today's New York Times, Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack make their same tired argument for permanently occupying Iraq they've been making for the last five years.

The Height of Absurdity at the Wall Street Journal

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

From today's Wall Street Journal editorial page: "The Washington Post has criticized this as obstinate, and Democratic foreign policy analyst Michael ...

Loading the Question, Spinning the Answer: The Post/ABC Iraq Poll

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Welcome to the world of insider wisdom, as reported from inside the looking glass by the Post and its network of like-minded thinkers.