U-turn in Afghanistan

As the ninth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan approaches, the war is failing, casualties are escalating among both U.S.-NATO forces and Afghan civilians, and Americans' support for the conflict is at its lowest ebb.


Dismembering Afghanistan

The United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies have lost the war in Afghanistan, but "defeat" does not mean the war is over.


Gates announces Pentagon cuts, but not really

When Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Pentagon spending cuts on Monday, he indicated it was an effort to squelch growing calls for cutting the bloated military budget.