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.
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.”
As long as the Pentagon is a sacred cow, the United States will never balance its budget. If our military stops being the world police, it can have all the ships and planes it needs to keep us and the troops safe.
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.
“I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week,” President Trump tweeted.
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.
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.
The raw collection of videos reveals the troops, not as American heroes, but as boys psychologically damaged by the paradox of boredom and battle.
By a 68-23 margin, the Senate decided we haven’t spilled enough blood, broken enough soldiers, or spent enough money on Afghanistan.
These failed pundits’ efforts are meant to shame President Trump into reversing his instinct to pull the United States out of Afghanistan.
An attack that nearly killed the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is just the latest sign that the security situation where the United States has been at war for 17 years is disintegrating.
We shouldn’t need humanitarian prompting to care about Syria. We should care because we’re terrified of the implications for our own interests and security.
If our leaders will not be honest about the roots of ISIS’s rage, Americans cannot trust them to protect us.
Thanks to ‘Serial,’ we may never really know what happened with Bowe Bergdahl’s case. And what we do know now says he’s a traitor, not a sympathetic victim.
Obama painted Bowe Bergdahl as a hero when swapped for five high-ranking Taliban. Even though he’s now charged with desertion, they kind of got away with it
Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize was well earned, and it presents a moment to discuss genuine oppression of women worldwide.
Concerns about are using moral clarity as a pretext for unwarranted aggression are often misused, not for prudent self-examination, but for moral paralysis.
The continued unraveling of the official White House story on the Bergdahl exchange suggests that getting Bergdahl back was never the president’s main goal.
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