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'Operation Shower': Easy to Admire, Hard to Forget

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.04.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Most of us still remember Operation "Just Cause," the December 1989 invasion of Panama ordered by President George H. W. Bush.

Why Failure Doesn't Daunt the National Security State

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In Africa, when the U.S. military first started moving onto the continent in a significant way, there were almost no Islamic terror organizations outside of Somalia. Now, with AFRICOM fully invested and operational across the continent, count 'em.

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...