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Obama War

For Obama, Fresh Questions About How Wars End

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — From the Rose Garden, President Barack Obama outlined a timetable for the gradual withdrawal of the last U.S. troops in Afghanista...

Sam Stein

Obama Administration Not Putting Formal Price Tag On Afghan Policy Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's proposal to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year was the product of lengthy deliberations. Th...

America’s Secret War in 134 Countries

Nick Turse | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

The Obama presidency has seen the U.S. military's elite tactical forces increasingly used in an attempt to achieve strategic goals. But with Special Operations missions kept under tight wraps, Americans have little understanding of where their troops are deployed, what exactly they are doing, or what the consequences might be down the road.

War Weary Public Rejects Attacking Syria

Erik Ose | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Erik Ose

To those who would slam Obama for bowing to public pressure on Syria, it's worth remembering that when George W. Bush was in the White House, public opinion didn't count for squat.

Obama Claim Rings Hollow

RealClearPolitics | Richard Benedetto | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

As the debate over whether to launch a military strike against Syria rages on, one of the most common phrases sprinkled throughout arguments for and a...

Obama Will Launch a Huge Propaganda Blitz -- And May Attack Syria Even If He Loses the Vote in Congress

Norman Solomon | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Hell hath no fury like war-makers scorned. Simmering rage will be palpable from political elites who do not want to see Congress set an unprecedented precedent: thwarting the will of a president who wants Pentagon firepower unleashed on another country.

FLASHBACK: Obama, Biden Remind That Military Action Requires Congressional Approval

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama weighs a response to what his administration has deemed a large-scale chemical attack on innocent civilians by Syrian Presid...

Pentagon Says Obama Hasn't Made Big Decision On Afghanistan

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has not yet decided how many troops to keep in Afghanistan after 2014, but a total pullout is ...

The Bellicosity of a Democrat's Second Term

Anthony Gregory | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

In the last hundred years, starting when early 20th-century progressivism began shaping the ideology of the modern Democratic Party, the trend seems clear: Democrats seem to become more bellicose in their second term.

King: I Have a Dream. Obama: I Have a Drone.

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

After his inaugural speech in January 2009, Obama has pursued policies that epitomize King's grim warning in 1967: "When scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men."

President Obama's Inauguration and the Legacy of Dr. King

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Slain by an assassin's rifle bullet, Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have been 84 today, is America's apostle of non-violence. Accordingly, the greatest tribute President Obama can give is to do whatever it takes to reduce the spread of the disease of gun violence in our country.

A 'Little America' With Big Consequences

George Mocharko | Posted 12.04.2012 | Books
George Mocharko

Little Americais a masterful work of reportage, exploring the conflict in Afghanistan after the 2009 troop surge. Embedded with a platoon, the author skillfully conveys a strong sense of empathy for what the troops on the ground are facing.

Obama’s Scramble for Africa

Nick Turse | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

With the Obama administration clearly engaged in a twenty-first century scramble for Africa, the possibility of successive waves of overlapping blowback grows exponentially.

Aaron Sankin

Obama's SF Visit Unites Liberals And Conservatives In Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.06.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO-- One of the funny things about being president is that a lot of very different groups can intensely hate you almost as much as they hat...

Obama Is A Peacemaker

Robert Weller | Posted 12.22.2011 | Politics
Robert Weller

Many who had voted for him believed he had let them down, that he was spineless. That kind of talk has stopped, at least for the moment.

David Wood

'It's A Mess': Friction Between Pentagon And White House On Libya

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After 26 months in office, President Obama still has not forged a smoothly working national security team that can both nimbly pounce o...

Sam Stein

At Conservative Gathering, Skepticism Of Afghan War Takes Center Stage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not quite at a tipping point, but two years after President Barack Obama announced that he was putting 17,000 more troops into Afgh...

The New War Congress: An Obama-Republican War Alliance?

David Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Swanson

Assuming a Libertarian influence does not sweep through the Republican caucus and the Democrats don't regress in their path toward peacemaking, we are likely to see wars that will be considered as Republican-Obama in nature.

Bob Woodward To Diane Sawyer About Obama's First Days In Office: 'It's A Cold Shower' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bob Woodward discussed his hotly anticipated new book, "Obama's Wars," with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "World News" last night. "You do have a heart-poun...

Bob Woodward's 'Obama's Wars'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Journalist and author Bob Woodward's hotly anticipated new book "Obama's Wars," scheduled for release on Sept. 27, has been making waves on the Intern...

Dan Froomkin

Obama vs. Obama On Afghanistan: Who Wins? (VIDEO, POLL)

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Back in early 2007, when the Bush administration was insisting that its military intervention in a faraway land was not open-ended, Senator Barack Oba...

Obama and War: What Would Jesus Do?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John W. Whitehead

Ultimately, there is no way to square Obama's role as a war-maker with the teachings of Jesus, who preached against the use of violence. One can only imagine that Jesus would be horrified.

Sam Stein

Afghanistan Withdrawal: Lawmakers Rebuke Obama For Calling Focus On It An 'Obsession'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With the war on Afghanistan thrust momentarily back into the political spotlight, a host of anti-war Democratic lawmakers are expressing their frustra...

Dan Froomkin

Obama's War Supplemental: Recent Reports Strengthen The Case Against It

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Members of Congress with any inclination to balk at President Obama's massive emergency war-funding request have found their case strengthened by two ...

Gates: Victory In Iraq And Afghan Wars Challenge But Achievable (VIDEO)

Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a wide-ranging interview with Al Jazeera's Abderrahim Foukara, Gates spoke about the US strategy for peace in Afghanistan facing a "war of necessit...