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The Arc De Trump Jan. 24, 2020

Marc Dion

There will be no war with Iran. Yet. This is because President Donald Trump sent troops to the threa... Read More

Iran Is Not What You Think Jan. 10, 2020

Ted Rall

War, many people believe, often results from cultural differences and misunderstandings. President D... Read More

Iraqis Storm Our Embassy, and We're Still Failing in Iraq Jan. 02, 2020

Steve Chapman

It's a matter of official record that Afghanistan has been the longest war in American history, stil... Read More

In Afghanistan, Presidents Lied and Americans Died Dec. 15, 2019

Steve Chapman

The United States is the most powerful military power in the history of the world. Yet somehow we ca... Read More

Trump Ended the Taliban Peace Talks, but Not the War in Afghanistan Sep. 15, 2019

Steve Chapman

The Taliban will not be guests at Camp David. The peace talks with them are history, and the Afghan ... Read More

After Bolton, Trump Goals Remain Unrealized Sep. 13, 2019

Patrick Buchanan

The sudden and bitter departure of John Bolton from the White House was baked in the cake from the d... Read More

Once Again, in Afghanistan, the U.S. Proves It Can't Be Trusted Sep. 13, 2019

Ted Rall

The first draft of this column came not to bury but to praise Donald Trump. I planned to applaud the... Read More

Did We Learn the Lesson of 9/11? Sep. 11, 2019

Ben Shapiro

It's now been nearly a full generation since Sept. 11, 2001. There are people currently serving in t... Read More

U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Should Have Only 1 Goal Sep. 11, 2019

Terence Jeffrey

Eighteen years ago, al Qaida terrorists who had entered the United States attacked the United States... Read More

Trump's Cut-and-Run Plan for Afghanistan Sets the Stage for a Bloodbath Sep. 06, 2019

Daily Editorials

President Donald Trump is preparing a shameful cut-and-run from Afghanistan, the likes of which the ... Read More

When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down? Aug. 20, 2019

Patrick Buchanan

Friday, President Donald Trump met in New Jersey with his national security advisers and envoy Zalma... Read More

Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi Jun. 28, 2019

Patrick Buchanan

"For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one regime change war after the next, leadi... Read More

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