Iraq

Obama's Legal Basis for Bombing Iraq Keeps Shifting
The 2002 AUMF is politically disastrous for the Obama administration
September 16, 2014

Rather than waiting for Congressional approval, Obama is using outdated Bush-era legislation to fight the Islamic State.

You Call This a Strategy for Defeating IS?
Why I'm skeptical of Obama's plan
September 11, 2014

Why I'm skeptical of Obama's plan.

The Three Types of People Who Fight for ISIS
A breakdown of the most evil group on the planet
September 10, 2014

A breakdown of the most evil group on the planet.

Obama Against ISIS: The End of Halfheartedness?
September 09, 2014

Interventionists are not less calm than isolationists; we are only more sleep-deprived.

What ISIS's Leader Really Wants
The longer he lives, the more powerful he becomes
September 01, 2014

The longer he lives, the more powerful he becomes.

Obama Was Wrong. The Era of Humanitarian Intervention Is Not Over.
August 27, 2014

Obama thought he could end humanitarian intervention. He was momentously wrong.

Highway to Hell
Michael Kelly's Grisly Depiction of Post-Battle Carnage in the Gulf War
August 26, 2014

"The finest foreign coverage The New Republic ever ran."

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.

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