For the most part, the damage won’t come from hijacked jets. It will come from an atmosphere made toxic by our burning of fossil fuels.
Three military leaders from America’s losing wars are now triumphantly at the pinnacle of power in Washington.
The president did not trust his instincts and missed an opportunity to end the war.
On issues like the Afghanistan war, the journalist suggests, the differences between the president and the D.C. establishment are mostly superficial.
In his speech on Afghanistan Monday night, the president was primarily attempting to manipulate American domestic politics.
The Pentagon is awaiting final word from the president on a proposal to send nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
Chris Hedges: Vietnam War, Like the Later Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Was 'One Long Atrocity' (Video)
Hedges and Nick Turse, author of “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam," discuss how American wars of occupation are "primarily about murder."Chris Hedges and Nick Turse, author of “Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam," discuss how American wars of occupation are "primarily about murder."
Our generals have demonstrated an impressive aptitude for moving pieces around on a dauntingly complex military chessboard. But having been “at war” for virtually the entire 21st century, the United States military is still looking for its first win.
Since 2001, the U.S. has spent more than $103 billion on the Asian country—more than it spent on the entire European continent after World War II. And there is no end in sight for the debacle that George W. Bush began and Barack Obama continued.