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What Could Possibly Go Wrong? A Tale of America at War in the 21st Century

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

To use a sports analogy, if since 9/11 Washington has been the globe's cleanup hitter, it not only hasn't managed to knock a single ball out of the park, it's struck out enough times to make those watching dizzy, and it's batting .000. You;d think that someone in D.C. might have drawn a lesson or two from such a record, something simple like: Don't do it!

Nick Wing

Here's Why The Obama Administration's Vow Against 'War' In Syria Means Nothing | Nick Wing | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry made the case to Congress this week for military intervention in Syria, following a devastating chemical weapons attack ...

German Wins Major Illegal Rendition Case

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

PARIS -- A European court issued a landmark ruling Thursday that condemned the CIA's "extraordinary renditions" programs and bolstered those who say t...

Simplistic Slogans Won't Fix the World

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Shaffer

What I'm seeing now is a dangerous amount of simplistic thinking and Cold War-era political rhetoric. It hovers over most of our national policy debates, very much like an ominous black cloud.

'Where Is America's Concern That We're Still At War?'

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Lisa Freeman was cradling her 6-day-old grandson in her left arm and watching the news on her iPad while her daughter and son-in-law caught some much-...

The Top 5 Reasons America Keeps Fighting Wars

Foreign Policy | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

Here are my Top 5 Reasons Why America Keeps Fighting Foolish Wars: 1. Because We Can. The most obvious reason that the United States keeps doin...

Afghanistan: This Way to the Egress

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Brenner

The Obama people's muscular policies are cast in the certainties and self-righteousness that have become the theme music to all we do. The volume grows in proportion to the decline in our ability to accomplish anything of value in the world. Whistling past the graveyard of our failures, we obsessively return to the tunes we sang with lusty, and more innocent, self-confidence as a younger nation. Our foreign policy elite have not the mind, the mentality nor the skills to imagine it otherwise. The irony of our deeply-troubled, financially-strapped nation presuming to arrange the affairs of everybody else on the planet escapes them.

Johnny, Get Your Gun

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

No one knows when a war might kick off, but pointing to an economic system currently saddled with huge debt and excessive spending, the ingredients are in place to trigger another one.