There is nothing that better sums up the utter failure of America's longest war than getting ambushed as you are trying to get the hell out of the county.
Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, pretty much no one is optimistic about the prospects for democracy and a decent life for the people in that cradle of civilization.
The vision that Conrad's character Marlow describes is of a French frigate firing broadsides into a vast African jungle, in essence, bombarding a continent.
Debate is intensifying about the numbers of U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after the projected withdrawal of most by the end of 2014.
Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.
As Veterans Day in the United States approaches we will likely see a temporary increase in television programming focusing on the wars in which Americans have fought.
The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.
Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.
A small sampling of media headlines points to a problem raised repeatedly by international, peace and human rights organizations.
A small but moving episode marked the regular annual meeting of the German organization Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic 1936-1939.