Such deals have allowed militants to survive to fight another day—and risk strengthening the most dangerous branch of the terror network, one that carried out the 9/11 attacks.
While so much about the War on Terror ... turned Global War on Terrorism ... turned World War IV ... turned “infinite war” ... seems repetitious, the troops most associated with this conflict—the U.S. Special Operations forces—have seen changes galore.
Most Special Ops missions remain in the shadows, unknown to all but a few Americans. Yet last year alone, U.S. commandos deployed to 149 countries—about 75 percent of the world's nations.
Juxtapose the outpouring of compassion for 12 young Thai soccer players with the catastrophe that millions of children face in Yemen and the U.S. debacle of forced separation of migrant families.
More than 16 years after 9/11, having faced only lightly armed enemies, still wealthy beyond compare, still with a matchlessly funded military, the United States has won literally nothing.
Civilians are asking why coalition forces destroyed the city, killing hundreds of the innocent in the process of “liberating” them from Islamic State.
An examination of the threats from terror groups, as imagined in the Joint Land, Air, and Sea Strategic Special Program, offers unique clues to the Pentagon’s fears for the future.
The U.S. is now doing the opposite of what it said it would in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation.
As the American empire unravels with previously unimagined speed, there are many across this country’s political spectrum who will not mourn its passing.