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Military Operations

Name That War, a.k.a. Give Peace a Chance?

Nan Levinson | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Nan Levinson

Wars usually end up with names that are geographically straightforward, but U.S. military operations -- our small or secret wars or entrenched deployments-without-end -- have names that sound so glorious, so noble, so hopeful.

The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.

The Flexibility of Conventional Warfare

Adam Elkus | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Adam Elkus

There are basically two "ideal" types of military operations -- irregular warfare fought by guerrillas and terrorists on the small-unit level and regu...