There is no military solution to be had. It's time to simply come home.
Rand Paul, on a Prospective Justin Amash Presidential Run: 'The Electoral Prospects Don't Look That Good'
The libertarian-leaning senator also discusses his long, uphill fight to get U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.
Also: Listen to Daniel Drezner talk World War III, and Nomiki Konst, Ben Dreyfuss, and Harry Enten discuss Joe Biden.
Miles Lagoze: "They weren't really watching an 18-year-old Combat Camera kid and where he was going, what he was filming."
Beto O'Rourke: U.S. 'Has Completely Forgotten Its Constitutional Responsibility to Lawfully Declare and End These Wars'
O'Rourke has long been a critic of U.S. intervention abroad.
The AFGHAN Service Act would bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan and repeal the legal justification for much of the war on terror.
Trump is routinely accused, with good reason, of distorting the facts and failing to face reality. It's time for his critics to take a good long look in the mirror.
But Amash's reaction wasn't all positive.
Early progress in U.S.-Taliban peace talks are a reminder of how little we're fighting for in Afghanistan.
The war continues and it's costing lives.
Tragedy alone is not justification enough for drastic measures.
Warren Endorses Afghanistan Withdrawal As Trump Spews Soviet Propaganda About the Country: Reason Roundup
Plus: a public domain bonanza, Khashoggi killers on trial, and Super Bowl sex-trafficking panic starts early
The withdrawals from Syria and Afghanistan reflect a welcome willingness to question endless military commitments.
Plus: United Nations goes to bat for Julian Assange and Slack censors chat with Iranians.
After announcing draw-down from Syria, the president may be seriously contemplating getting out of Afghanistan as well.
A soldier died in Afghanistan over the Thanksgiving holiday. Why are we still there?
Both casualties and expenses are rising.
The government's Afghanistan watchdog releases sobering report on the progress of the war.
On the market for political combat and the lack of interest in the Afghanistan WarListen
The "largest women's empowerment program" was supposed to benefit 75,000 women.
"For all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us," Bolton reportedly plans to say.
According to the official handling the teen's asylum application, his walk, dress, and actions proved he couldn't be gay.
American Military Investigation Into Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan Clears American Military of Fault
Another propaganda victory for the Taliban, and another awful reminder that America's longest war is still an aimless disaster.
"I have to accept my share of the blame for it," the ailing senator writes in a new book, even while defending several other interventions and surges.
A hearing chaired by Sen. Rand Paul exposes wasteful and counterproductive spending of U.S. money.
Paul says he's reversed his stance on Trump's nominee after several conversations with the president.
The war will continue until further notice.
Trump's New National Security Strategy Not Likely to Alter the Pattern of 'Promiscuous Intervention'
His policy decisions have so far belied his understanding of the public's foreign policy frustration.
The fruits of 16 years of war
What does Trump have to do to get the failing Afghanistan war into the news cycle?
Including homeland security, domestic surveillance, TSA harassment, veterans benefits, and interest on associated federal debt: $61,000 per taxpayer
Training locals is cited as a reason to stay in Afghanistan 16 years after the war started.
How could we be repeating the mistakes of Vietnam already?
Rand Paul: 'I Think President Trump's Instincts Are Still Leaning Against Major Involvement in Foreign War With Great Land Forces'
Kentucky senator talks about his vote on intervention-authorizations, says John McCain "has never met a war he wasn't interested in getting the U.S. involved in," and worries about "these generals whispering in" Trump's "ears every day."
The president increasingly sounds like his national security advisor, H.R. McMaster. And that isn't good.
How many people will die for Donald Trump's mistaken belief that only "political correctness" is holding America back from victory?
The great disrupter of the establishment turns out to be-surprise, surprise-a man of the establishment.
The Kentucky congressman tells John Stossel why we should withdraw immediately from this "graveyard of empires."
Discussing Trump, Afghanistan, identity politics and more with Jesse Jackson, Paul Begala, Frank Bruni, and Nayyera Haq