As the agreement makes clear, the United States and its allies are indeed looking for the exits. If all goes to plan, U.S. and coalition forces will vacate Afghanistan by spring 2021.
The Taliban only came to the table because of the sacrifices many brave Americans have made. In light of this and the fact that the U.S. objectives remain the same, our sacrifices were not in vain.
No new wars or interventions in Iran or Venezuela, a partial drawdown from Iraq and Syria, and an Afghanistan withdrawal deal is a foreign policy record to be proud of.
The U.S. has reached an agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan that officials said will likely be implemented “very soon.”
There may be neoconservatives cheering that drone strike, as neoconservatives are wont to do, but it is unlikely that they are the ones driving policy.
Trump is uniquely gifted to bring black America back into the GOP. Come spring 2020, he should go to Detroit and aim for winning back black voters.
A European passenger jet crash that killed all 176 passengers and crew in Iran during Wednesday night’s hostilities is under intense international scrutiny after rapid explanations raised suspicions.
Three years gone, thousands of lives lost, tens of billions in debt-funded spending, and we’re right back where we started, with a permanent entanglement in the longest war in U.S. history.
CNN obsessed over a Marvel Comics meme shared by the Trump campaign while brushing aside reports of decades of Pentagon and presidential lies about the Afghanistan War.
The real reason behind the Afghanistan misadventure is not just bureaucratic inertia, military-industrial culture, or myopic politicians. It is hyper-emotional idealism coupled with historical ignorance.
It’s time to overhaul the U.S. national security establishment. No subjects of failed policy are more evident than Afghanistan and our southern border.
If Trump is serious about his call to change course on military intervention, he should actually bring troops home — and if he’s concerned about pushback, Yemen is the perfect place to start.
If you don’t want Donald Trump making unilateral decisions about war and peace, stop letting any president make unilateral decisions about war and peace.
The United States’ top priority should be leaving Afghanistan, not securing a deal that would mostly be a public relations win.
The Afghanistan War was never supposed to be an endless imperial policing mission. At a time of resurgent great power rivalry, President Trump deserves to have an NSA who is a foreign policy realist.
After 18 years, thousands of casualties, and a price tag that could be as high as $1 trillion, the United States has done all it can in Afghanistan. Instead of finding excuses to stay, it’s time to come home.
Donald Trump remains the first president in 25 years to not have started a new war. As the U.S. nears a deal, he should take this opportunity to bring American troops home.
2020 Democratic presidential hopeful and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) proposed a new ‘war tax’ to increase spending on the U.S. military.
If we hope to finally reach the day American troops can pack up their belongings and come back to their families, Washington must start viewing the war with clear eyes.
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