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US War in Iraq

The Refugee Crisis: A Tale of Insanity

Barry Lando | Posted 09.09.2016 | Politics
Barry Lando

If the world came to its senses, the situation could be vastly improved. ISIS may not be destroyed, but the UN Agencies could be set back on their feet. That, in itself would be a huge victory.

The New American Isolationism: The Cost of Turning Away From War's Horrific Realities

William J. Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Astore

Marked by a calculated estrangement from war's horrific realities and mercenary purposes, the new isolationism magically turns an historic term on its head, for it keeps usinwars, rather than out of them.

Hope and Change Fade, but War Endures: Seven Reasons Why We Can't Stop Making War

William J. Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William J. Astore

Our nation's pursuit of war taps so many wellsprings of our behavior that a concerted effort to cap it would dwarf BP's efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

Believe It or Not (2010 Imperial Edition): U.S. War-Fighting Numbers to Knock Your Socks Off

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Believe it or not, the staggering logistics effort underway to transport part of the American way of war from Iraq to Afghanistan is now being compared by those involved to Hannibal crossing the Alps with his cohort of battle elephants.

G.I. Jane Breaks The Combat Barrier: Number Of High-Ranking Military Women Rising Considerably

nytimes.com | LIZETTE ALVAREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Before 2001, America's military women had rarely seen ground combat. Their jobs kept them mostly away from enemy lines, as military policy dictates. ...

Genetically Modified Mouthpieces

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Griffith

Rooting for the war is much easier for journalists than asking hard questions to reveal a conflict based on lies and a country led by liars.

Iraq War's Cost: Loss Of US Power, Prestige And Influence

McClatchy | Warren P. Strobel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was a decision that only President Bush had the power to make: At about 9 a.m. on March 19, 2003, in the Situation Room in the basement of the West...