The Account of How We Nearly Caught Osama bin Laden in 2001
August 25, 2014

We nearly captured Osama bin Laden just three months after the September 11 attacks.

The Jihadis Who've Flocked to Syria Really Might be in Madrid or Milwaukee Before Long
June 24, 2014

The discredited idea of terrorist "bleedout" makes a comeback

Don't Look Now, But Afghanistan is Spiraling Towards Crisis Right Along with Iraq
June 18, 2014

The country's in crisis amid allegations of election fraud.

Obama Promised to Close Gitmo. The Troop Withdrawal May Finally Force Him to Do So.
June 09, 2014

International law says that when a conflict ends, prisoners of war must be sent home.

The GOP Will Regret Overreaching on Bergdahl
June 05, 2014

It's unseemly. It's hypocritical. And it's going to backfire.

I Was a Marine in Afghanistan
June 04, 2014

The POW loomed ever-present. And it was not a welcome presence. 

Conservative Critics of the Bergdahl-Taliban Swap Have Some Explaining to Do
June 03, 2014

Most conservatives aren't arguing that the U.S. should have left Bowe Bergdahl behind, but it's the inescapable conclusion of their opportunistic critique.

Obama's New Guidelines for War Don't Provide Much Guidance on Iran and Syria
May 28, 2014

The speech was a valuable retreat from mindless saber-rattling, but it didn’t provide much guidance to West Point's cadets or foreign policy planners in Washington.

Balloons and Bodybuilders: A Fresh Look at Modern Afghanistan
April 16, 2014

Afghan Tales, a traveling photo exhibition, aims to counter the stereotypical vision of Afghanistan with images of daily life in the war-torn country.

This Former Johns Hopkins Professor Could Be Afghanistan's Next President
March 27, 2014

And he's willing to do whatever it takes—starting with his warlord running mate.