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  • U.S. should offer sanctuary to Afghanis [Letter]

    One of the most horrific episodes of the Vietnam war was the plight of those South Vietnamese who were loyal to the United States throughout the war. Known as the "boat people," they desperately, and often fatally, tried to escape Communist retaliation...
  • The half-truths of drone warfare [Commentary]

    The half-truths of drone warfare [Commentary]
    American drones have been operating since 2004 in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, my motherland. But on Nov. 21, a drone fired missiles at a religious seminary in Hangu, a settled area in mainland Pakistan, killing five men in...
  • Is every al Qaida group our problem? [Commentary]

    Is every al Qaida group our problem? [Commentary]
    Iraqi insurgents kicked off 2014 with fireworks in Fallujah and Ramadi where Sunni militants — part of an al Qaida group active in Syria, according to news accounts — burned police stations, freed prisoners and occupied mosques. The...
  • Our insufferable ally in Kabul [Editorial]

    Our insufferable ally in Kabul  [Editorial]
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...
  • Why the Nazis feared modern art

    Why the Nazis feared modern art
    The recent discovery in Munich of what are reported to be more than 1,500 major artworks confiscated or banned by the Nazis is a reminder of how totalitarian regimes tend to view art as so dangerous a potential adversary as any enemy army. In the case...
  • The Karzai enigma

    The Karzai enigma
    The Obama administration is understandably frustrated by its efforts to forge an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai that would allow a scaled-down U.S. troop presence to remain in the country after most American and NATO forces leave next year....
  • Karzai's demands may create a horrid future for Afghanistan

    Karzai's demands may create a horrid future for Afghanistan
    The Afghan people's most dangerous foe is not the Taliban. It's not Pakistan or al-Qaeda. No, it's their president, Hamid Karzai. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Kabul earlier this month and spent more than 24 hours with Mr. Karzai, trying to...
  • Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth

    Add Malala Yousafzai to list of those who fought for truth
    "Truth crushed to earth will rise again." -- Martin Luther King Jr. (quoting William Cullen Bryant) Sometimes, oceans are not enough. Usually, the fact that we are barricaded on both sides by great bodies of water gives us in this country a certain...
  • Talking to the Taliban

    Talking to the Taliban
    After 12 years of fighting, the Taliban in Afghanistan have announced they are ready to talk peace with the United States. The Taliban opened a political office in Qatar. The talks will take place there, but without the Afghan government, which is...
  • Pulling the plug on Karzai

    Pulling the plug on Karzai
    After four and half years of dealing with Afghan President Harmid Karzai's temper tantrums, depressions and crazy mood swings, it's no wonder President Barack Obama has grown weary of playing baby sitter to this spoiled child of an ally. Perhaps that's...
  • U.S. fumbling in Afghanistan

    U.S. fumbling in Afghanistan
    The Obama administration's policies toward Afghanistan are emblematic of its monumental incompetence in foreign affairs ("Pulling the plug on Karzai," July 10). As wrongheaded and harmful as its domestic policies are, at least on the domestic side, the...
  • Groundhog Day in Syria

    Groundhog Day in Syria
    In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...