More Than Anything, This Is The Trump Thing That Should Keep You Awake At Night
It's not often that Donald Trump's outrageousness literally takes my breath away, but I audibly gasped the other day when I heard a clip of Trump being interviewed for Fox News Sunday. In the sit-down with Chris Wallace, Trump blurted favorably about how his administration cut ...read more
After 15 Years of War it's Time to Ask What Are We Doing in Afghanistan
If there’s one clear example of continuation from the Obama to Trump administrations, it’s that the war in Afghanistan has no end in sight. Fifteen years in, it remains the longest military conflict the United States has been involved in. The most recent evaluations from generals ...read more
Ed Henry Just Completely Screwed The 'Taliban Five'
The "Taliban Five," prisoners who were released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, have been cooling their heels under the Qatari government for the past year, but that arrangement is set to run out shortly unless a new deal can be reached with Qatar. The ...read more
Why The Taliban 5 Should Fear Us More Than We're Fearing Them
One of the many lines of attack being used to discredit the prisoner swap that set Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl free is the notion that the so-called "Taliban Five" might return to the battlefield and/or destroy America with mind bullets. The Obama administration has offered a variety of ...read more
Susan Rice Just Really Can't Catch a Break From the Media
The Hulk-like growth of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release into a political attack against the White House has dominated the news this week, and has largely been fueled by rampant, one-sided speculation about Bergdahl's capture, combined with the false narrative that the White House's ...read more
Hagel Struggles to Calm Afghan Dispute
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 10, 2013. (Defense Department photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo) By Gareth Porter Two weeks after Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded the withdrawal of all U.S. Special ...read more
Embarrassment for America: More Suicides at Guantanamo
This doesn't look good for the Obama administration, particularly as it pledged to close Guantanamo back in 2008: Another prisoner has died at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U.S. military said Monday, two days after the man was apparently found unconscious in his ...read more
Taliban Cancels Peace Talks, Accuse US of 'Changing Preconditions'
Prospects for an orderly withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan suffered two blows on Thursday as President Hamid Karzai demanded that the United States confine troops to major bases by next year, and the Talibanannounced that they were suspending peace talks with the ...read more