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Short Takes on Territorial Trivialities and Nursing No-Nos May. 06, 2019

Daily Editorials

Don't Sweat the Trivial Stuff Remember the war in Afghanistan? That is, the longest war in U.S. hist... Read More

Military Roles Don't Distinguish Between the Sexes; Neither Should the Draft Mar. 05, 2019

Daily Editorials

With greater equality comes greater responsibility. That's essentially what a federal judge said in ... Read More

Trump's Foreign Policy: Hated by Pundits but Popular With Voters Mar. 01, 2019

Ted Rall

President Donald Trump keeps coming under attack for his foreign policy, predictably by Democrats bu... Read More

It Never Works, Yet Trump Is Once Again Trying to Bomb Toward Peace Feb. 15, 2019

Ted Rall

George Carlin said, "Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity." Given the timing, I assume ... Read More

In Trump's Haste for a Foreign-Policy Victory, He Must Not Abandon Afghanistan Feb. 07, 2019

Daily Editorials

The Trump administration, anxious for some kind of a foreign-policy victory after repeated false sta... Read More

Why We Lost the Afghan War (Again) Feb. 01, 2019

Ted Rall

Dec. 11, 2001: Three months after 9/11, two months after George W. Bush ordered bombs to begin raini... Read More

Trump's Right About 'Ridiculous' Misuse of US Forces Jan. 02, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Donald Trump has been complaining for years about the promiscuous use of American military personnel... Read More

As in Kipling's Day, Military Deployments Needed to Prevent Unknowable Threats Dec. 28, 2018

Michael Barone

The numbers are small, the terrain unfamiliar, the cast of characters chaotic and the clash of inter... Read More

Leaving Syria Beats the Alternative Dec. 23, 2018

Steve Chapman

There are two established rules for withdrawing American troops from foreign conflicts. The first is... Read More

Criminal Chinese Company Had Strong Links to Clintons Dec. 11, 2018

Dick Morris

When Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, was arrested in Canada on Dec... Read More

NASA Touchdown Nov. 30, 2018

Daily Editorials

Touchdown. The Mars InSight successfully landed on Mars on Monday after a seven-month journey. It's ... Read More

Why Are We Still in Afghanistan? Nov. 29, 2018

Steve Chapman

The old peacenik slogan was, "What if they gave a war and nobody came?" Today, the question is, "Wha... Read More

How Far-Out Is Trump's War Policy? Sep. 19, 2018

Jim Hightower

War is hell. We've learned that over and over from the hundreds of thousands of deaths, uncountable ... Read More

If Americans Can't Drive in Afghanistan, Can We Remake Syria? Sep. 12, 2018

Terence Jeffrey

Seventeen years ago, U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban and prevent al-Qaida f... Read More

Balance Sheet of the Forever War Sep. 05, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

"It is time for this war in Afghanistan to end," said Gen. John Nicholson in Kabul on his retirement... Read More

Afghanistan: Less Important Than Porn Stars Jun. 27, 2018

L. Brent Bozell

The "news" you see at night on broadcast television is defined by what "outrage" has been perpetrate... Read More

In Afghanistan, We Persist in Futility Jun. 24, 2018

Steve Chapman

The ceasefire in Afghanistan came to an unmistakable end Wednesday when 30 Afghan government soldier... Read More

Too Many Wars. Too Many Enemies. Jan. 30, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end, and NATO... Read More

A Private Military Oct. 25, 2017

John Stossel

We've fought in Afghanistan for 16 years now. Are we making progress? After 9/11, we invaded, overth... Read More

Is War With Iran Now Inevitable? Oct. 17, 2017

Patrick Buchanan

With his declaration Friday that the Iran nuclear deal is not in the national interest, President Do... Read More