Politics & Policy

Drone Drama

In 1996, al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden issued a formal declaration of war against the United States. No serious strategy was developed for defeating what most government officials dismissed as ...

Conflicting Message

President Obama has released his long-awaited and long-deliberated path forward on Afghanistan. There were few if any surprises, as the bulk of the strategy points were leaked to the media ...
Politics & Policy

Captive in Baghdad

Jill Carroll, the Christian Science Monitor reporter who was kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq last January and was released 82 days later, has begun to tell the story of the ...
Politics & Policy

Embedded Bias?

Guilt by association. It is a common tool used to discredit those deemed a threat to the established order. Recently, I’ve found myself on the receiving end of such a ...
Politics & Policy

Alternatives in War

`It isn’t always the strongest gust of wind that bends a branch to its breaking point. More often than not, the limb is broken by the gust that is unexpected ...