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Getting Congress to do so might have ended its growing “timid” role
Burned by Iraq in 2008, but still a strong voice for military action
Former defense secretary begins week-long publicity push
Army chief and top commando cite reasons for the ultimate sacrifice
A campaign plan overtaken by a desire to disentangle from the Middle East
Al-Qaeda takes over Iraqi city that cost 100 American lives a decade ago
Will the U.S.’s longest war teach it the right lesson?
“When George Bush got a bunch of [Democrats] to vote for that war, I was just shaking my head in Montana,” said former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.
It’s not only the troops suffering from war’s mental ravages
Catholic Father Paolo Dall’Oglio of Syria’s Mar Musa monastery stood before Rock Springs Congregational United Church of Christ in Arlington, Virginia, on July 23 and pleaded for U.S. intervention in his homeland’s escalating civil war. Already half of Syria’s two million Christians have fled, he said, comparing the exodus of …
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It was never going to be easy for Obama to watch Robert Gates walk out of the Pentagon and back into private life. Over two and a half years, Gates has provided impenetrable political air cover for a series of extremely difficult national security decisions, from the surge in Afghanistan to repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Gates’ …