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War in Afghanistan (2001-present)

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  • Talks on post-2014 presence in Afghanistan built on shaky premise

    PARIS -- The United States has since the 1990s become increasingly the victim of an "exceptionalist" ideology that claims world leadership for the nation and an obdurate militarism, corrupting to American historical institutions and values. Terminating...
  • Shifting US foreign policy reflective of new world view

    PARIS -- Counterinsurgency is out. Drones, assassination teams, targeted killings and special forces are in. A New York Times report on May 27 described the "existential debate" going on inside the faculty at West Point, the national military academy....
  • Final presidential debate offers unclear choice of troubling policies

    PARIS -- The third American presidential debate was of negligible interest as a test of the qualities of the candidates, whatever it did or did not do to the presidential horserace odds -- probably not much. What it did accomplish was to add to the...
  • Time for the West to cease intervention

    PARIS -- We have today entered a new political -- or politico-religious -- period in which the Muslim peoples of the Middle East are seizing control of their own fortunes, a control lost as a result of the First World War and the defeat of the Ottoman...
  • Anonymous murder from a safe distance

    PARIS -- War is war and murder is murder. The law draws the distinction. The American armed drone is a weapons system of war, not of policemen. And even if it were a police weapon (as it may, one fears, become in the future), the United States...
  • US weighs Syrian intervention, despite the consequences

    PARIS -- The present debate in the United States over making policy for a Middle East that has been profoundly changed by the events of the past three years unhappily echoes past policies that failed. They were intended to promote democracy and usually...
  • Obama's place in history already assured

    PARIS -- The overall failure of American foreign policy during the first Obama presidency was foreseeable. Mr. Obama had been a law professor and an urban organizer. He took his foreign policy views from reading the newspapers, and he appointed as his...
  • Hagel runs the Senate gauntlet

    WASHINGTON--Former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, nominated to be President Obama's secretary of defense, arrived at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee knowing what to expect. His critics, conservative fellow Republicans...
  • Hagel's challenge

    WASHINGTON -- Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator from Nebraska who survived a stormy confirmation hearing to become the new secretary of defense, had a coming-out party of sorts Wednesday before the National Defense University, the government's...
  • Obama, in first visit to Camp Pendleton, hails '9/11 generation'

    CAMP PENDLETON — To the cheers of Marines, sailors and their family members, President Obama on Wednesday praised the “9/11 generation” for successes in Iraq, Afghanistan and other trouble spots. “Because of you, the 9/11...
  • U.S. says Taliban agrees to Afghanistan peace talks

    ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Senior Obama administration officials said Tuesday that the Taliban has agreed to participate in peace talks based in Qatar, a key step forward in the effort to jump-start a political resolution of the war in Afghanistan...
  • Sgt. Eric Williams blogged about war in Afghanistan

    Sgt. Eric Williams blogged about war in Afghanistan
    During his deployment to Afghanistan as a flight medic with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Sgt. Eric Williams kept a blog about the dangers and frustrations of a war zone. In his "Coming Home" entry of July 17, the 27-year-old Williams wrote that...