Just over a half-century ago, during another time of American insecurity and fear, of things both real and imagined, John F. Kennedy used his legendary but abbreviated presidency to try to chart a course to a more assured future.
Our four trillion dollar-plus investment gave rise to a crew of war profiteers that Risen dubs "the oligarchs of 9/11" and who are now wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. And how has it gone for the rest of us?
For decades now, the first four of these assertions have formed the foundation of U.S. policy in the Middle East. The events of 9/11 added the fifth, without in any way prompting a reconsideration of the first four.
With his eight-day tour of the Asia-Pacific, his affirmation of equality on the Internet, and his move to block mass deportations, President Barack Obama has some big post-election actions to point to as he seeks to rebound from the disaster of the mid-term elections.
In his model of the face of nature, Darwin showcases the interconnectedness of all species, together with the way in which changes to that face (the hammer blows) favor some species (wedges) while forcing out others.
Yes, I'll have to concede some of my beliefs and roll the dice as to whether or not he'll flip-flop on issues, but Hillary Clinton and President Obama have changed their views on everything from gay marriage to marijuana legalization and Iraq, so I'm taking an educated gamble with Sen. Paul.
Statements such as Hagel's are not only untrustworthy, they are deceptive and misleading. They provide cover as we repeat the very military action the words ostensibly seek to avoid. This is delusion-in-action.
Mr. McConnell: Had your party done its job during the past six years, instead of doing nothing at best and obstructing and obfuscating at worst, we would have a Congress the president could work with, we would have the functioning government the American people wish and deserve, we would have a much better America.
Simple moments hit me the hardest: a couple of weeks ago a vet told me that he noticed it's easier for him to tie his shoes. It's something most people take for granted, but it makes his day just a little bit easier. That's huge.
Washington's natural ally in the war against the Islamic State may well be the one country that it has been fighting for the past 35 years: Iran.
Young was paralyzed in 2004 shortly after arriving in Iraq. He went on to become one of the nation's most prominent antiwar U.S. veterans speaking out against the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
John Kerry famously asked, as a Vietnam vet leader while that war was still going, "Who will be the last U.S. soldier to die for that mistake?" In regard to the Iraq war, which began more than 11 Veterans Days ago, we knew the answer back in December 2011, but we've already forgotten.
In my conversations with veterans I often hear from their family members that, "He just never talks about it." Stories connect people, and veterans' families and friends want that connection, but veterans still don't talk about it. Why?
Obama is far too smart a man to remain in denial. And far too smart not to know, for this Veterans Day, the consequences of his decisions with regard to U.S. military and covert interventions around the world.
Just as Catholics and Protestants concluded in their Wars of Religion, Sunni and Shia have to exhaust one another before concluding that neither side can determine what their religion is to be.
In my childhood, we used to say three strikes and you're out. But in Washington, there's evidently no magic number at all when it comes to how many disbanded Iraqi armies is too many for another step to the plate and another whiff.