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.
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.
Talks With the Taliban: First Failure, Then Humiliation
February 04, 2014
Since it became apparent several years ago that both the Afghan and Pakistani states were either unable or unwilling to wage full-on war against the Taliban groups that plague both countries, the word on every diplomat's list has been "talks." Sittin
One way: to recover as gracefully as 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai has from being shot in the face
The Heroism of Malala
July 12, 2013
This morning, Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist the Taliban shot in the head in 2012 in an attempt to silence her crusade for girls’ education, addressed the United Nations in her first public speech since her attempted assasination.
The Last Men
December 21, 2012
Charlie Troop had six months to save a forgotten Afghan district. But what, and who, would they leave behind?
Paul Ryan, Global Thinker?
November 28, 2012
There was some question as to whether Paul Ryan's intellectual reputation would survive 2012. Judging from Foreign Policy magazine, it has.
Why the Taliban Shot the Schoolgirl
October 19, 2012
In Pakistan, and Afghanistan, the struggle for gender equality is the campaign against totalitarianism.
After Abbottabad: Navy SEALs and American Security
October 19, 2012
What's next for Navy's SEAL Team Six?
America’s Scandalous Drone War Goes Unmentioned in the Campaign
September 26, 2012
A new study released this week by researchers at Stanford and NYU has found that American drone strikes in Pakistan are killing far more civilians than advertised, taking out few high value targets, and have become the primary recruiting tool for the terrorist groups the policy is aimed at combating.