As debate heats up, it’s worth keeping track of motives
How much difference would a bolt out of the blue have meant?
Calculating the possible blowbacks in response to a U.S. military strike
UK parliament rejects joining the U.S. war party, 285-272
Calibrating strike has to balance competing goals
The 1998 strikes against Iraq offer clues and cautions for action in Syria
Such strikes would likely spread deadly agents downwind, possibly killing civilians
The attack on Libya two years ago offers a handy blueprint.
Cairo’s brutality highlights U.S. fecklessness despite billions in military aid
Government’s largest wind farm to be used to generate electricity for assembly of atomic bombs
The 2003 invasion helped sow the seeds for an incipient civil war.
Ayman al-Zawahiri reasserts his relevance, with deadly intent.
Officials from the government organization everyone loves to hate say a few bad apples don’t spoil the whole bunch. The GOP is not so sure.