Peace and Security

Mission Never-Ending

Mission Never-Ending

Ready or not, here we go again. The Pentagon is barreling back into the chaos of Iraq. Apparently, "Mission Accomplished" is "Mission Never-ending." The government says that, for now, America will only provide jet fighters, drones, weaponry, humanitarian airdrops,...

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Violating International Law in Gaza

Violating International Law in Gaza

As Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip rages on, ceasefires come and go. Most last just long enough for Palestinians to dig out the dead from beneath their collapsed houses, get the injured to overcrowded and under-resourced hospitals, and seek enough food and water to...

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Obama’s Mythical Retreat from Military Force

Obama’s Mythical Retreat from Military Force

Here's a thought: The Iraq War boosters who enthusiastically promoted the idea that a violent invasion would deliver a stable democracy should keep their opinions about the next U.S. war to themselves. For many pundits and (mostly) Republican politicians, the Obama...

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Not Much Better than Bush

Not Much Better than Bush

President Barack Obama got it right when he declared: "There's no military solution inside of Iraq, certainly not one that is led by the United States." But his Iraq track record doesn't mark much of an improvement over the mess his predecessor made. The June takeover...

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