Many GOP presidential hopefuls "wouldn’t rule out U.S. boots on the ground" in Iraq, or Syria for that matter. So if a Republican takes office come 2016 we can almost be guaranteed a return of combat troops to the Middle East.
Before he leaves office, Obama should set up a truth commission on the Iraq War.
Tom Engelhardt reflects on the state of America: machine Guns, MRAPs, surveillance, drones, permanent war and a permanent election campaign. Don’t be shocked—we, the people, are less in control of anything.
“Democracy faces a global crisis."
The destabilization of the country is at least partially a result of the NATO intervention in nearby Libya
It is possible attacks will resume with the change in presidency in January.
Trump’s announced Iran policy is a mess, and it remains to be seen if he can shape it into something meaningful.
Here is what the coming boom years are likely to look like for the Pentagon, the arms makers, and their weaponry.
No more money to finance the Afghan political and military mess unless Trump or whoever is in charge can tell us why it's worth more of America's blood and treasure to be there.
Much of this assistance has been overt.