War Stories
June 20 2012 11:00 AMOur Man in BaghdadBrett McGurk was the perfect choice to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq: smart, experienced, and plugged in. So who was behind the campaign to smear his name?
June 8 2012 6:49 PMWhy the United States Can’t Win a CyberwarAnd our political leaders need to understand this—fast.
May 18 2012 12:22 PMWhy We Need a Greener MilitaryCongress banning the U.S. military from using biofuels is just plain dumb.
April 12 2012 6:14 PMOctober SurpriseWhy Israel may feel pressure to attack Iran before the U.S. presidential election.
March 29 2012 6:17 PMWhat’s Obama’s Nuclear Endgame?Obama told Medvedev that he’ll have more “flexibility” to deal with nukes after November. What could he possibly mean?
March 12 2012 5:48 PMGame Over in AfghanistanAmerican troops no longer serve a purpose there. It is time to get out. Now.
Feb. 13 2012 7:29 PMWhat Happened to a Leaner, Meaner Military?The Pentagon budget again calls for more pricey, big-war weapons than we need.
Jan. 26 2012 4:59 PMA Scalpel, Not a HatchetWhy is Obama cutting so little out of the Pentagon budget? He could cut even more.
Dec. 19 2011 5:17 PMWill North Korea Stay Crazy?We know practically nothing about its new leader and what he might do. That’s scary.
Dec. 5 2011 5:03 PMHow To Improve the AdvisersThe U.S. is doing a mediocre job training the Afghan army. Here’s a plan for doing it better.
Nov. 10 2011 6:20 PMStopping Iran Without Bombing IranWhy is Mitt Romney pretending his plan for Iran is different than Obama's?
Oct. 19 2011 1:26 PMThe New InterventionismHow Obama is changing the way the United States wages war.
Sept. 23 2011 5:00 PMFriend, Foe, or Pakistan?The nation's role in Afghanistan is getting more and more baffling as the war goes on.
Aug. 22 2011 6:14 PMApplying the Lessons of Iraq to LibyaFive concrete steps the West (and other allies) should take today.
Aug. 3 2011 4:19 PMWould Cutting the Military Budget Threaten Our Security?It depends how we define our priorities.
June 15 2012 8:32 PMWho’s Afraid of the Kill List?Some may find it morally iffy. But at least Obama is taking responsibility for making the toughest decisions.
May 31 2012 7:45 PMWhat Robert Caro Got WrongHe is one of our greatest historians. So why is his retelling of the Cuban Missile Crisis so mistaken?
April 19 2012 5:48 PMLet’s Ignore North KoreaPyongyang’s threats and bluster are a cry for attention. Don’t give it to them.
April 5 2012 6:04 PMPaul Ryan’s Risky IdeasDoes the chairman of the House Budget Committee know anything about how a military budget gets made?
March 22 2012 7:21 PMGeneral OptimismGen. John Allen believes that America will prevail in Afghanistan. At least someone does.
Feb. 27 2012 3:29 PMThe Insurgent’s PlaybookThe weekend killing of two U.S. officers in Afghanistan is classic insurgent strategy. Even worse, it’s working.
Feb. 2 2012 6:03 PMDid Obama Just Declare Victory in Afghanistan?Why not? Nothing else has worked.
Jan. 5 2012 6:02 PMThe Coming War Over the Pentagon BudgetHow the president’s new defense strategy could spark an existential crisis for the Army and the Marines.
Dec. 15 2011 4:37 PMDid We Win the Iraq War?It’s over. Was it worth it?
Nov. 13 2011 12:26 AMThe Date-Night Debate
If you like watching something scary, you would have liked Saturday's Republican presidential debate about foreign policy.
Oct. 24 2011 4:40 PMWar By Other MeansWhy it’s safe to ignore Republican criticism of Obama’s policy in Iraq.
Oct. 4 2011 5:17 PMThe No-Dick RuleWhy former Vice President Cheney should no longer be allowed on network TV.
Sept. 2 2011 7:08 AMThe Post-9/11 MilitaryOur soldiers and generals have adapted well to the post-9/11 world. Here's how they did it.
Aug. 19 2011 1:25 PMIt's Not What We Ought To Do, But What We Can DoRory Stewart says humanitarian intervention is like mountain rescue—protecting lives doesn't require destructive adventures.
July 18 2011 4:11 PMHearts, Minds, and MurdersThe killing of Hamid Karzai's brother means the war in Afghanistan is going worse than we thought.

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