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A New Challenge for Our Military

It’s time to hold the generals accountable for Afghanistan and Iraq. We have lost more than lives in our wars in the Middle East, more than money, more than precious elements of our national reputation. We have also lost our ability to judge our actions or their consequences with a critical eye. Yes, certainly there has been national debate about …

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Mission Incomplete

The United States needs to stay in Afghanistan until the job is done. Afghanistan policy is in crisis, at least in the United States. With Osama bin Laden now dead, some are wondering whether it’s time to declare this mission accomplished — or with Afghanistan so troubled, perhaps it’s mission impossible? In fact, it is mission incomplete: The Afghanistan mission …

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The Obama Doctrine

How the president’s drone war is backfiring. When Barack Obama took the oath of office three years ago, no one associated the phrase “targeted killing” with his optimistic young presidency. In his inaugural address, the 47-year-old former constitutional law professor uttered the word “terror” only once. Instead, he promised to use technology to “harness the sun and the winds and the …

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A Loss We Can Live With

The endgame in Afghanistan isn’t 2013 or 2014; it’s already happened. The only thing now is to make sure that the retreat is not a total disaster for those we leave behind. “It was Leon being Leon.” This is the take you get when you ask Obama administration officials exactly what it was that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta meant when …

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