2014 Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Number

Hannah Gurman of Foreign Policy In Focus puts the new 2014 Afghan benchmark into perspective: While NATO secretary general, Anders Rasmussen framed 2014 as the end of NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan, Obama made sure to refer to 2014 as a target date rather than a deadline. The withdrawal of U.S. forces...

US Health Care Reform: Made in…Afghanistan?

Stephen M. Walt, commenting on Obama’s recent AfPak escalation and the incongruity of domestic spending initatives vs expensive foreign military endeavours on the part of the US: As I’ve said before, Americans have come to believe that spending government revenues on U.S. citizens here at home...

Declare Victory And…Stay The Course?!

Good god what a load of propagandistic twaddle.  Have Ricks and DeYoung learned nothing over the last 4 years? Apparently ol’ Tom is waiting until his next book to once again put away the stenographer’s pen and do his goddamn job (eg, don’t unquestioningly shovel Pentagon bullshit re:...