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  • This is something we must not forget

    "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting." It's one of Milan Kundera's most famous lines, from his novel "The Book of Laughter and Forgetting." It's one worth keeping in mind as we approach March 20, the 10th...
  • Joel Brinkley: Mission failure

    Ten years ago this month, President George W. Bush climbed confidently from the cockpit of a fighter jet that had landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln flight deck. He strode to the microphone and declared an end to major military operations in Iraq....
  • Joel Brinkley: Ambassador calls for a renewed US-Iraq relationship

    Hard as it may be to believe, the Iraqi government wants the United States to come back -- and right away. "We need you as a partner in a flaming region," Lukman Faily, Iraqi ambassador to the United States, told me over breakfast a few days ago. "And...
  • Shifting US foreign policy reflective of new world view

    PARIS -- Counterinsurgency is out. Drones, assassination teams, targeted killings and special forces are in. A New York Times report on May 27 described the "existential debate" going on inside the faculty at West Point, the national military academy....
  • Thanks to inaction, America sidelined, barely relevant

    Thanks to inaction, America sidelined, barely relevant
    The war in Syria, started by locals, is now a regional conflict, the meeting ground of two warring blocs. On one side, the radical Shiite bloc led by Iran, which overflies Iraq to supply Bashar Assad and sends Hezbollah to fight for him. Behind them...
  • Our cranky man in Kabul

    No sooner had the U.S. announced that it would reopen long-stalled peace negotiations with the Taliban this week than Afghan President Hamid Karzai rushed to throw cold water on the idea. Mind you, the mercurial Mr. Karzai had been on board with the...
  • America sidelined, barely relevant in Syria's war

    America sidelined, barely relevant in Syria's war
    WASHINGTON — The war in Syria, started by locals, is now a regional conflict, the meeting ground of two warring blocs. On one side, the radical Shiite bloc led by Iran, which overflies Iraq to supply Bashar Assad and sends Hezbollah to fight for...
  • Lessons of Iraq should be applied to Syria

    Lessons of Iraq should be applied to Syria
    Interventionists have successfully pushed President Barack Obama into increasing military involvement in Syria. Their rationale feels eerily similar to the reasons used for the invasion of Iraq. Before our actions spin further out of control, we should...
  • Car bombs in Iraq kill at least 65 people

    BAGHDAD -- Car bombs around Iraq killed at least 65 people Monday as the country's worst wave of violence since U.S. troops withdrew a year and a half ago continued. The attacks that occurred by busy commercial streets in Shiite and Sunni areas followed...
  • Fugitive Iraqi vice president slams 'kangaroo court' [Video]

     
    From the safe haven of Turkey, the fugitive Iraqi vice president on Monday slammed his conviction for plotting death squads against his rivals as a politically slanted sham, insisting on his innocence. Tariq Hashemi was sentenced Sunday to death by...
  • Al Qaeda claims responsibility for recent barrage of Iraq attacks

     
    The Islamic State of Iraq, an Iraqi group linked to Al Qaeda, has claimed responsibility for a Monday barrage of attacks reported to have killed at least 115 people across the divided country....