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Che Guevara's Revenge

(37) Comments | Posted June 29, 2011 | 6:27 PM

Twenty years ago, after the victory of the United States and its allies in the war to evict Iraq from Kuwait, President George H. W. Bush exulted that "we've kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all."

That triumphalism now appears misguided. Americans are drained by years of conflict in...

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Iran Ups the Ante

(229) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 10:23 AM

In the midst of political turmoil sweeping the Middle East, Iran has sent two warships through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean. It is the first time since the Iranian revolution that Tehran has done this; under former President Hosni Mubarak, the government of Egypt, which controls access to the...

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Dienbienphu, Afghanistan

(21) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 3:31 PM

In December 2009, President Barack Obama announced an increase in the U.S. military effort in Afghanistan, arguing that the additional troops would break the Taliban's momentum and deny al Qaeda a safe haven. The strategy was based on how small the effort had been compared to Iraq, and...

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American Leadership

(0) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 4:09 PM

The twentieth century saw the steady emergence of the United States as the most powerful country in the world. Only beginning to extend its influence globally in the aftermath of the Spanish-American war, by the 1990s it had become unchallenged in its economic and military superiority.

The twenty-first century has...

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American Leadership

(2) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 10:00 AM

The twentieth century saw the steady emergence of the United States as the most powerful country in the world. Only beginning to extend its influence globally in the aftermath of the Spanish-American war, by the1990s it had become unchallenged in its economic and military superiority.

The twenty-first century has been...

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Netanyahu and Obama

(123) Comments | Posted November 3, 2010 | 3:35 PM

With negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian authority stalled, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked President Barack Obama to reiterate assurances President George W. Bush gave to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2004. At that time, President Bush put U.S. prestige and power behind several Israeli negotiating...

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