Iraq

The Islamic State Produced the Most Influential Song of the Year
December 30, 2014

You won't find this gruesome number on any year-end lists.

The Forever War Was Supposed to End in 2014. Instead, Obama Doubled Down.
December 28, 2014

The rise of the Islamic State proved that the U.S. doesn't know how to wind down its wars in the Middle East.

America, Don't Give Up on Afghanistan
This war is still winnable
November 30, 2014

This war is winnable.

Obama Is Still Making Promises About ISIS That He Won't Be Able to Keep
November 10, 2014

He's putting troops on the ground—but says they won't see combat. 

Almost 600 Journalists Have Been Killed Worldwide Since 2006. Most Weren't War Reporters.
November 07, 2014

Only six percent of the 593 reporters killed from 2006 to 2013 were foreign correspondents.

The Blackwater Verdict Signals America's Growing Dependence on Wall Street to Wage War
October 24, 2014

In 2010, DOD obligated $366 billion to contracts—seven times the United Kingdom’s entire defense budget. 

Obama's Former Muslim Advisor Assesses Whether He's Lived Up to His Cairo Speech
October 19, 2014

Obama came into office promising to improve relations with the Muslim world. It didn't go exactly as planned.

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