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Staying in Afghanistan Is a Recipe for More Terrorism

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Anthony W. Orlando

Barack Obama is daring the terrorists. He's standing in their front yard. He's calling them out. Of course, that's not how it's reported.

5 Killings Shock Small Town: Sheriff Calls For Vigilance

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

RENO, Nev. — Authorities in northern Nevada are seeking murder charges against a 25-year-old man they believe is responsible for killing five pe...

The Boston Tragedy: American Muslims Could Play A Positive Role

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The Boston bombing was a huge tragedy, but there could be a silver lining if we understand that Islam is a simple faith, open to new norms which enable it to make a positive contribution to the country in which it resides. It is up to us Muslims to make that happen.

America Wins War On Terror (9-11-01 To 12-1-11)

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

What Senators McCain, Levin and others cleverley realized is that since the terrorists are attacking America for its freedoms and "way of life", the only sure way to win the war is to eliminate all of those freedoms and way of life.

#Winning in Afghanistan

Matthew Hoh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

General David Petraeus is in Washington, D.C., this week and, as expected, we are hearing claims of success and progress. No matter that we've heard ...

Afghan Army: The Few, the Proud, the Unprepared

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Diliberto

Afghans cannot take control in 2011.

Suicide Attacks Linked To Military Occupation: Report

Laura Rozen | Laura Rozen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Robert Pape, a University of Chicago political science professor and former Air Force lecturer, will present findings on Capitol Hill Tuesday that arg...

US Bases Abroad Trigger Suicide Terrorism: Are There Other Options?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Can it be that American military bases abroad, usually thought of as "stabilizers" in tough neighborhoods, are really the primary cause of radical terrorism against the US and its allies?

Why Peaceniks Should Care About the Afghanistan Study Group Report

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

They may not be useful for making posters for a demonstration. But for lobbying Congressional staff or making other presentations to people not already on our side, the arguments of the Afghanistan Study Group are likely to be useful.

Cordesman Game Show: So You Think You Can Win This War?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

You really think you can dance WIN THIS WAR?? -- Anthony H. Cordesman, the CSIS Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy (not really; just hypothetically...

Terrorism: Why They Want to Kill Us

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Bandow

There can sometimes be a case for military intervention or use of drones. But the high costs of these tactics must be recognized and weighed. To reduce terrorism, Washington should do less, not more, abroad.

Lawrence Korb and I Debate Military Escalation in Afghanistan (Video)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katrina vanden Heuvel

I believe the more responsible and effective strategy moving forward is to take US-led military escalation off the table, begin to withdraw US troops and support a regional diplomatic solution.

17,000 Troops Will Be "a Drop in the Bucket" in Afghanistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

2008 was the bloodiest year of this war to date, though it looks like 2009 will be much worse -- and not simply because our country is committing so many more troops.