While rethinking what military power means, perhaps Americans should reconsider what intelligence means, too.
The U.S., which remains mired in wars in the Greater Middle East, would do well to remember that today’s convenient friend is too often tomorrow’s sworn enemy.
When it comes to recent American conflicts, The New York Times offers coverage without perspective.
American problems in the 16-year war include a resilient Taliban, a weak government in Kabul and, according to the top general overseeing the conflict, Russian interference.
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.