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If You Were An Iraq War Critic, You're Probably Not Being Asked To Go On TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.27.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Kent Conrad’s phone hasn’t been ringing very much over the past few weeks, as Iraq, and the debate over America's future in the coun...

Military Historian Hammers Dick Cheney On Iraq: 'That Is Genuine Chutzpah'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.27.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Vice President Dick Cheney's recent claims that President Obama is responsible for misleading people about the Iraq war has drawn disapproval f...

Watch: Andrew Bacevich on the Chaos in Iraq

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The escalating bloodbath in Iraq has triggered renewed debate on how muscular America's foreign policy should be. This week, I speak with combat veteran and historian Andrew Bacevich about the events unfolding in Iraq and what they say about America's role in the world.

Politics and Sports Mixed Long Before Bob Costas

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jonathan Weiler

The premise of the complaint that we don't normally have to endure politicization of our major national sporting events is simply false. Examples abound, but the most unrelenting one is the steady diet sports fans have been fed of nearly compulsory worshipfulness of our armed forces.

An Open Letter To Paul Wolfowitz

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A leading critic of American military expansionism has written a critical open letter to Paul Wolfowitz on the tenth anniversary of the Iraq War. A...

Twisted Rhetoric on the Anniversary of the Iraq War

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Rick Ayers

There are honorable deaths, there may be necessary wars. But this was neither honorable nor necessary. Does telling the truth blame the soldiers? It shouldn't, but it certainly should make the powerful less comfortable.

VIDEO: Andrew Bacevich on Sgt. Robert Bales

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.23.2012 | Media
Bill Moyers

2012-03-23-Capture.JPG Does Robert Bales symbolize a larger problem in our military ranks?

Deafening Silence: Why Our Ongoing Wars Are Not a Campaign Issue

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

2010 has seen a re-assertion of bipartisan consensus on American militarism, making the issue virtually invisible in this campaign despite the fact that it's never been more urgent for us to face squarely its scope and consequences.

According to Peretz, Americans Must Think Life Is Cheap

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Marty Peretz apologized for saying he wasn't sure whether Muslims deserve the same rights as other Americans, but refused to apologize for having said that "Muslim life is cheap, especially for Muslims."

Andrew Bacevich: how war without end became the rule (VIDEO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

Andrew Bacevich is the soldier turned writer who's still unlearning and puncturing the Washington Rules of national security. The rules have turned i...

Bacevich: Vietnam vs. Munich, and Creating an "Iraq/Afghanistan Syndrome"

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

A key task for ending the war - and preventing future wars, such as a future war with Iran for which the political groundwork is now being laid - is breaking the Republican political monolith in support of war.

Washington Rules and PMC

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Isenberg

Andrew Bacevich is author of several meticulously documented books on American geopolitical ambitions. In terms of street credibility, Bacevich has tons more than the average commentator on the issue.

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...

It's Always a Bad Year to Get Out of Afghanistan

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

2010-06-06-soldier.jpg After 104 months of war, the last 12 of which saw the U.S. triple the number of troops in Afghanistan, attempted terror attacks against our country are at an all-time high.

Velvet Imperialists

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

It's not easy to run an empire with velvet gloves. At the same time, velvet imperialists who revel in touchy-feely values of mutuality and good governance are no good at dismantling empires.

Conservative Historian: Afghanistan Choice 'Like A Joke'

Rethink Afghanistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Andrew J. Bacevich, professor of international relations at Boston University, pushes back against the idea that U.S. and allied forces can deliver "g...

Basic Truths in Hoh Resignation Letter Were True When He Took His Job

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Quigg

The basic grim truths that Matthew Hoh wrote about in his much-quoted resignation letter were all basically true when he took his job a few months ago.

McChrystal's 40,000 Troop Hoax

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Even if Obama were to approve General McChrystal's request, the 40,000 troops wouldn't arrive in time to significantly affect the 12-month window McChrystal says will be decisive.

Why A Maximalist Af-Pak Policy Will Not Work

Lionel Beehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lionel Beehner

Let's turn to Afghanistan. There is a weak and corrupt government, little to no standing armed forces, and parts of the country entirely controlled by the Taliban.

The Failure of Obama's First 100 Days in Afghanistan

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

We haven't seen a president willing to break with his predecessor by prioritizing regional diplomacy and humanitarian aid above military escalation. Here's why Obama gets a 'D' for his first 100 days in Afghanistan.

How Do You Ask a Man to Be the Last Man to Die for a Mistake in Afghanistan?

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ZP Heller

We should be seeing more soldiers like Reyes sitting before Congress, if not to channel Kerry's anti-war passion from 38 years ago, then to alert the nation to what's really going on in this war.

Brave Afghan Vet Demands Answers from Congress

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Rick Reyes's testimony raises critical concerns that Congress must address before approving a massive supplemental war funding bill in the next few weeks.

Will the War in Afghanistan Help Me Keep My Job?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

We bring you Cost of War, part three of our Rethink Afghanistan documentary, which delves into the financial costs of this broadening war.

What Is "the Most Dangerous Country in the World Today?"

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Greenwald

Imagine a national dialogue filled with rational, thoughtful discussions on the issues surrounding Afghanistan. That is our goal.

'Rethink Afghanistan' Takes New 'Real-Time Documentary' Approach For Dialogue On Afghanistan

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The activist filmmaker Robert Greenwald has tried for years to speed up the production process for his documentaries. Now, he says, he is creating one...