He devastated a region and has the blood of hundreds of thousands on his hands. Only in America can a war criminal win a liberty medal.
Every year, we go through the motion of thanking our troops, without ever re-examining why we're fighting these wars in the first place.
By 1898, a great land empire had been forged through brutal conquest. Now the American gaze turned to foreign lands.
The Army has delayed the release of a 1,300-page internal war study. Some fear it's unwilling to accept responsibility for its failures.
The U.S. is currently fighting in seven Muslim-majority countries, but you'd hardly know it listening to this year's candidates.