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Support for full withdrawal from Afghanistan grows: Poll

Nearly three-quarters of veterans surveyed and almost 70 percent of troops’ family members support a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, according to a new poll from a conservative activist group released Wednesday. The…

More Dying for Nothing in Iraq

Two more U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq. Yes, that Iraq — the Iraq that never attacked the United States or even threatened to do so — the Iraq that the U.S. government invaded and has occupied for umpteen years under the rubric of…

Staying the course: The war in Afghanistan must end

Bombings at presidential inauguration ceremonies in Afghanistan are only the latest evidence that America’s 18-year-long military mission there hasn't built a stable government. The wise course, difficult though it may be, is to acknowledge…

Afghanistan Needs Long Term Peace, Not Quick Fixes

Reporting indicates that the U.S. and Taliban are prepared to sign a deal, provided that each side can maintain a seven-day reduction in violence. Intra-Afghan talks are slated to begin soon after the signing of this deal. As conditions on…

The agreement signed in Doha today by the U.S. and the Taliban offers the prospect of finally ending a war that has dragged on for more than 18 years. That would be a very good thing for the U.S., and if it happens the Trump administration…

The U.S. Military’s #MeToo Reckoning That Wasn’t

“A cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.” Everyone who enters the gate at West Point Military Academy must memorize and recite these words on their first day. Failure to follow that protocol, including the…