Three Republicans join most Senate Democrats in a vote to loosen restrictions on transferring detainees out of the prison at …
Army Captain William D. Swenson Receives Medal of Honor
He is the most decorated Army officer since the Vietnam War
Ten Years After: A National Disgrace
We owe a debt to our Iraq and Afghanistan war vets. Why is Washington so slow to take responsibility?
Is Iran a Bigger Threat than North Korea?
Why Obama is containing Pyongyang’s nuclear program, but threatening war to keep Iran from getting the bomb
The Tragic Death of a U.S. Army Psychologist
How Dr. Peter J.N. Linnerooth, who won a Bronze Star in Iraq for keeping troops from killing themselves, couldn’t save his own life.
Eleven Years in Afghanistan
Sunday marks the beginning of the U.S. military‘s 12th year in Afghanistan. It ain’t quite the Hundred Years’ War, but 12 years is 20% of this particular Battleland correspondent’s life.
On what we should learn from 11 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At NATO Summit, Obama Seeks Clean Break from Afghanistan Conflict
President Obama’s goal at the NATO summit this week is looking increasingly clear: wrap up U.S. troops’ combat role over the coming year, and get the allies to pay more money to enable the Afghan military to fill the gap.
All signs are that NATO will agree to the first of those two goals Monday in Chicago.
The Politicization of bin Laden’s Killing: A Sad Anniversary Celebration
It’s sad that what should be a day of quiet satisfaction – the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, the killer of nearly 3,000 innocents – has degenerated into a political spitball fight.
We well remember Jimmy Carter’s failed mission to rescue the U.S. hostages held by Iran’s government in Tehran 30 years aqo. It …
The Lessons of Bosnia
Our photo site, LightBox, has a powerful collection of images by some of the world’s best photojournalists from the Bosnian War, which began 20 years ago this month. I wrote the following brief observation to accompany the spread:
Ten Years Is Enough: Time for an Endgame in Aghanistan
For my print column this week, which TIME subscribers can find here, I decided to check in with some of the military veterans I wrote about last summer my “New Greatest Generation” cover story–especially the sergeants–to see how they were reacting to the news of the alleged massacre perpetrated by Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. Not …
Two more Americans were killed today in Afghanistan–in Zhari district, just outside Kandahar, a place I know well, having embedded twice with U.S. units there. This has become business as usual in Afghanistan, especially since U.S. troops accidentally burned some Qurans a few weeks ago. It is, of course, infuriating. And it raises a …
Are We at a ‘Tipping Point’ in Afghanistan?
So just how close to the tipping point – that’s the phase heard most over the past several days – is the U.S.-led military mission in Afghanistan? Not close, according to the Obama Administration. Remember, this was the “good war” – justifiable in 9/11′s wake, unlike the invasion of Iraq two years later. So Administration …