Prudence might counsel Washington to assume that when it comes to organizing, training, equipping and motivating foreign armies, the United States is essentially clueless.
The tens of thousands of classified military documents posted on the Internet Sunday confirm what critics of the war in Afghanistan already knew or suspected: We are wading deeper into a long-running, morally ambiguous conflict that has virtually no chance of ending well.We don't need WikiLeaks to know we are wading deeper into a long-running, morally ambiguous conflict that has virtually no chance of ending well.
Washington once again finds itself dangerously entangled with the hostile policies, nationalistic interests and supporters, and personal ambitions of a foreign figure whom it counted on to serve American interests.
President Barack Obama met recently with the prime ministers of Canada and Britain, two NATO allies looking for a way out of Afghanistan even as the U.S. is talking escalation.
The former vice president tells Politico that there is a "high probability" of a terrorist attack involving "a nuclear weapon or a biological agent of some kind" and that the current administration is "more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States ".
The leading issue in the current face-off between Barack Obama and John McCain is the economy. Once elected and inaugurated, however, a U.S. president’s politics become global literally overnight.
Barack Obama is right to want to get out of Iraq, but his eagerness to do battle in the tribal hinterlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan will only lead to a quagmire of his own.
How on earth is the Republican Party going to sell John McCain? Once the Democrats stop doing the job, I mean.