A look at war through the lens of the performance enhancers that help make it possible
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The coronavirus pandemic has killed roughly as many Americans as died in Vietnam. But the war metaphor serves mostly to sweep aside skepticism and dodge difficult questions.
If Bloomberg's Arrogance Worries You, His Weaselly Positions on Presidential Power Won't Reassure You
The presidential candidate reserves the right to wage unauthorized wars, kill Americans in foreign countries, prosecute journalists, and selectively flout the law.
Left unspecified: how many U.S. troops would be coming home, and when
The administration also plans to move $2.2 billion originally earmarked for purchasing vehicles, ships, and aircraft to cover wall construction costs.
Eight Republicans join the vote, but that's not enough to overrule a likely veto.
"Most of the [indicators] of measuring success are now classified, or we don't collect it," the special inspector general for the Afghanistan reconstruction told a Senate committee.
Trump Brags About Killing Terrorists While Promising He's Working Toward Peace at State of the Union Address
President Donald Trump's schizophrenic approach to foreign policy was on full display during his State of the Union address tonight.
Civilian deaths are also on the rise, and it's increasingly obvious that there is no clear strategy for the U.S. to "win" its longest military conflict.
Few people are buying the U.S. government's unconvincing explanations about "imminent" threats.
Four Republicans cross the aisle to support a new resolution limited the president's power to wage war. But could they get enough to overrule a veto?
It's good to hear Biden admit that his initial vote to go to war was a mistake, but he continued to support the war well after it was clearly a disaster.
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But their rhetorical tricks no longer bewitch a war-weary nation.
Sarah Sanders 'Can't Think of Anything Dumber Than Allowing Congress To Take Over Our Foreign Policy'
The former press secretary thinks abiding by the Constitution would be the worst thing for America right now.
Rand Paul, Mike Lee Are 'Empowering the Enemy' By Wanting To Debate War With Iran, Says Lindsey Graham
The Senate is preparing to vote on a War Powers Resolution that would move to curtail President Trump's military actions abroad.
Sens. Mike Lee and Rand Paul declare support for a Senate version.
Trump's Speech Confirms That Soleimani Strike Didn't Prevent Imminent Attack or Make Americans Safer
But what has the saber-rattling of the past week accomplished for the United States?
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Whether politicians care about congressional oversight seems to hinge on who is in power.
The Reason Roundtable argues over America's latest foreign policy escalation
Who Poses the Greater Threat to Peace: An Impetuous President or 'Experienced Advisers' Who Are Disastrously Wrong?
History shows that expertise is not the same as wisdom.
The vice president says assassinated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was involved in the September 11 plot. That's as true as when Republicans said Saddam Hussein was.
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Without Evidence of 'Imminent' Attack on Americans, the White House's Justification for Killing Iranian General Seems Hollow
Reports now suggest that Trump took the unprecedented step of killing a foreign leader based on thin evidence of a threat and with an eye toward domestic politics.
The constitutional role of Congress is not to cheerlead a major escalation of a nearly 17-year-old conflict. It's to consider the best interest of the American people.
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The Council on Foreign Relations survey of foreign policy experts finds "more threats...likely to require a U.S. military response in 2020 than ever before."
It's hard to compete for attention with the ongoing impeachment proceedings, but the "Afghan Papers" should cause heads to roll (or explode).
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Pentagon brass, who urged the president not to issue these orders, fear that the president's actions will undermine the system of military justice.
The senator from Massachusetts thinks more Americans should join the military. Why?
He's wrong on both counts.