Articles

By: Stephen Wertheim

Only Congress Can Declare War

Despite the growth of the Executive Branch over the past seventy years, the U.S. Constitution still states that only Congress has the power to declare war. To course correct American foreign policy we must return this authority to the people's elected representatives.... read more

31

Aug

By: Will Bardenwerper

Who Do We Hold Accountable?

As we look back on twenty years of poor leadership in Afghanistan and our other endless wars, how do we hold leaders accountable to their errors? Will anyone be punished?... read more

25

Aug

By: Jim Lobe

Three Major News Networks Devoted Only Five Minutes to Afghanistan in 2020

CBS, ABC, and NBC are responsible for a major dereliction of duty, only covering the war in Afghanistan for a total of five minutes in the entire year of 2020.... read more

23

Aug

By: Scott Shackford

SIGAR, Unsung Hero of the Afghan War

For thirteen years one government agency, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, has been entirely truthful about the disaster of nation-building and the failures of the war in Afghanistan.... read more

20

Aug

By: Matt Taibbi

The Rinse and Repeat Cycle of U.S. Foreign Policy

Afghanistan is one example of larger phenominon, where the U.S. government repeatedly makes the same mistakes when attempting to wrestle with foreign problems.... read more

18

Aug

By: Daniel McCarthy

Knocking Over the Potemkin Village of Afghanistan

Our foreign policy of endless war is encased in a maze of Potemkin villages and cardboard obstacles. To forge an America First foreign policy we must be willing to tear down the deceptions.... read more

16

Aug

By: Daniel L. Davis

Why the Afghan Army Crumbled

How does a 300,000 man army crumble in a matter of weeks after twenty years of training? Ret. Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis explains the rampant corruption that U.S. military planners have been aware of the whole time.... read more

13

Aug

By: Dave DeCamp

President Biden: No Regrets on Afghanistan Withdrawal

When asked at a recent press conference, President Joe Biden made clear he has no regrets about deciding to withdraw from the war in Afghanistan.... read more

11

Aug

By: Gil Barndollar

If President Biden Wants to End the Forever War, He Must Act Soon

As the military withdrawal from Afghanistan is completed, does President Biden have any intention of ending the rest of the Global War on Terror?... read more

10

Aug

By: Michael A. Cohen

The Systemic Failure of Our Endless Wars

American failure in Afghanistan is not the responsability of a lone public official or just one political party. It is representative of a failure of the system, and our foreign policy of endless war.... read more

09

Aug

By: Bonnie Kristian

The Sunk Costs of Afghanistan

When the War Party insists the war in Afghanistan could have been successful with a little more time, money, or lives lost, they're missing the point — the war was unwinnable.... read more

09

Aug

By: Catie Edmondson

Sen. Josh Hawley and Other Republicans Back AUMF Repeal

Sen. Josh Hawley and other Republicans of recent vintage want to put America First, repeal outdated and unconstitutional AUMFs, and bring our troops home from these endless wars in the Middle East.... read more

05

Aug

By: Daniel L. Davis

Deterring Iran Means Coming Home From Iraq

Keeping 2,500 U.S. troops in Iraq does not benefit American security, but puts them in striking range of Iran. ... read more

04

Aug

By: Michael Keller

Afghanistan Isn't the Only 'Endless War'

The failure of the war in Afghanistan is a continuation of the American habit of engaging in endless wars post-World War II.... read more

02

Aug

By: Barbara Starr

Inspector General John Sopko's Final Lessons About Afghanistan

John Sopko, Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, gives his final lessons about the abysmal U.S. performance at nation-building as American troops withdrawal from Afghanistan.... read more

30

Jul

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