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Who's Running the Afghanistan War, Anyway?

Unlike the chattering classes, senior military officers didn't raise an eyebrow when General Stanley McChrystal recently said he had only spoken once to...

Morning Must Reads: August 5

In the news: a nuclear Iran, a "second Guantanamo," Teach for America, Allen West Inc., immigration reform, taming the megabanks, and stalling State of the Union...

The Outpost: A Crucial History of Our Longest War

In the summer of 2006 four and a half years after the invasion of Afghanistan someone in the headquarters of the 10th Mountain Division had a bright idea In and...

Exit Petraeus–And His Famous Military Doctrine

The disgrace of David Petraeus has ended more than a great military career It is also the symbolic end of a major chapter in American security strategy The fall...

Soldier Suicides, An Epidemic We Must Defeat

Every day an active-duty member of our Armed Forces commits suicide. To emphasize the silent, tragic epidemic that is sweeping across the U.S. military, consider...

Another Face of Multiple Deployments

It’s been nearly two months since the Kandahar massacre – some time and distance, but not much. Some things are clearer, some things still aren’t. We don’t know...

Republicans Stay to Obama’s Right on Afghanistan

The massacre of sixteen Afghan civilians near Kandahar has thrust Afghanistan back into the political debate. (Yes, there is a real war going on, and it’s not...

A Reactor Revival.

A few weeks ago, a group of IRAQ and Afghanistan war veterans descended on NASCAR's Kansas City Sprint Cup race with a mission. They were members of Operation...

A Bipartisan Energy Solution: Nuclear Power

A few weeks ago, a group of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans descended on NASCAR's Kansas City Sprint Cup race with a mission. They were members of Operation...

Afghan Leaks: Is the U.S. Keeping Too Many Secrets?

The leak of 91,000 secret documents about the Afghanistan war may not offer major new insights about that conflict. But the WikiLeaks drama does spotlight a...

The Wizard From Oz

Julian Assange is about to sit down to explain how his website, WikiLeaks.org came to publish more than 90,000 secret reports from the war in Afghanistan when he...