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The Forever War In Iraq

The New York Times reports that U.S. “retaliatory” strikes in Iraq ended up killing regular Iraqi soldiers and policemen and one civilian: Iraqi military officials strongly condemned the United States military on Friday for airstrikes…

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…

Why No Retired Generals Oppose America’s Forever Wars

There once lived an odd little man – 5 feet 9 inches tall and barely 140 pounds sopping wet — who rocked the lecture circuit and the nation itself. For all but a few activist insiders and scholars, U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley…

Demilitarize Foreign Policy

It is fascinating to see how the foreign policy positions put forth by most of the Democrats running for President are strikingly progressive when compared to the policies passed by Congress. Bernie Sanders gets huge applause when he talks…

Keeping US troops in Iraq won’t solve the chaos there

More than a dozen protesters were killed in Iraq last week — pushing the total to over 600 since anti-government protests began last October. The movement has already resulted in the resignation of the prime minister and shows no signs of…