Why did it take two administrations to learn that Baghdad doesn’t work like Washington?
Sebastian Junger’s new documentary shows war as it really is: mundane and hero-less. Will anyone want to watch it?
Why the Taliban can’t prevent the monumental success that marks this weekend’s ballot.
The Bergdahl controversy shows that the years-long rift between the White House and the Pentagon hasn't been fixed. If anything, the two sides may be further apart than ever before.
I’d rather spoon my own eye out than sit through this year’s Think-Tank-a-palooza.
Can President Obama’s counterterrorism partnership plan really work without any attempt at nation building?
Eventually, the freed American prisoner of war will have to meet the press, and he could become a PR nightmare for the White House.
How Alcoholics Anonymous can fix Obama's counterterrorism strategy.
And he spent another 5 years in hell after a Bergdahl-type deal soured. A personal history of how swapping bad guys for American prisoners can go bad.
The prisoner-swap deal that saved Bowe Bergdahl might have been a bad one, but it was also moral and necessary.
The Taliban swap for Sgt. Bergdahl is just the latest in a long line of occasions when America willingly dealt with bad guys. And like it or not, this is how wars end.
If America's newly free POW really was a deserter, the White House is in deep trouble.
Obama swapped five Taliban for Bowe Bergdahl. What will he trade for the three other Americans being held in Afghanistan?
The forgotten history of the Battle of Khaibar offers some alluring hints.