Afghanistan

Argument

Gone But Not Forgotten

Anwar al-Awlaki might be dead, but his legacy of hatred and radicalism will live on.

J.M. Berger |

Argument

Confessions of an Xbox General

Can a computer game teach the Army how to defeat the Taliban?

Michael Peck |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD Watched Moroccan Immigrants - Report

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

All Roads Lead to Islamabad

If the killing of peace negotiator Burhanuddin Rabbani and the attacks on Kabul tell us anything, it's that peace in Afghanistan will only come when Pakistan wants it.

Shamila N. Chaudhary |

Feature

Can a Supercomputer Predict a Revolution?

Not quite yet. But a new study suggests how it may one day be possible.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Losing the War of Perception

Tuesday's massive coordinated attacks in Kabul show that Afghan security has a long way to go. And Afghan civilians are right to be worried.

Simon Klingert |

Argument

The Wars America Doesn't Talk About

A disturbing triumphalism over the Libya intervention has emerged amid the conspiracy of silence over the bloody mess in Afghanistan.

Susan Glasser |

Argument

Unilaterally Assured Destruction

If it's possible to deter terrorist attacks, why hasn't the United States adopted this strategy as a core principle of the war on terror?

Barry Pavel |

Dispatch

9/11 from Arab Shores

Ten years after the World Trade Center attacks, is 9/11 still a seminal moment or a historical footnote for the Middle East?

Borzou Daragahi |

Argument

'I Will Be Killed Soon'

After 10 years of U.S. presence in Afghanistan, a family that has struggled to survive through decades of foreign invaders prepares for the worst blow yet.

Anna Badkhen |

Argument

A Decade of Resolve

We've made some mistakes in the 10 years since 9/11, but today Americans are profoundly safer -- and Islamic terrorists are dramatically weakened -- as a result of the course we've charted.

Joseph Lieberman |

The LWOT

The LWOT: U.S. authorities confirm 9/11 threat

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

Feature

Reading Shakespeare in Kandahar

The United States has won some measure of revenge in the 10 years since 9/11. But as in Shakespeare's bloodthirsty play Titus Andronicus, has the cost been too great?

Nick Schifrin |

The List

Return of the Renditioned

A Libyan rebel commander claims he was captured and tortured by the CIA. Who else has surfaced from the murky depths of the war on terror's list of the condemned?

Katherine Hawkins |

Photo Essay

What War Looks Like

The aftermath of the 9/11 attacks took photojournalist Kate Brooks to Afghanistan and Pakistan to cover the fall of the Taliban. These are her images of the Afghans whom she met during her journey and the slow-motion descent into civil war that has played out over the past decade.

Kate Brooks |

Argument

Mission Accomplished. Finally.

Ten years after 9/11, it's time for President Obama to finally call an end to America's adventures abroad.

Bruce Ackerman |

The List

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the War on Terror

From an attempt to negotiate with Osama bin Laden to a proposal to threaten to bomb Mecca, it's been a wild decade for the U.S. national security establishment.

Eric Schmitt |

Argument

The Long War's Long Tail

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross's new book, Bin Laden's Legacy, wonders which side actually is winning the war on terror.

J.M. Berger |

The List

Hotels for Hacks

A look at some of the world's famous hotels, loved, hated, and holed up in by far-flung war correspondents.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

The Cowboy Abroad

We know plenty about what Rick Perry, the GOP's newest presidential front-runner, thinks of America. But what about the rest of the world?

Erica Grieder |

Argument

Stopping the Fifth Column

How to end a post-Qaddafi insurgency in Libya before it starts.

Brian Fishman |

Dispatch

Roads to Ruin

Generations of conquerors and marauders have come and gone in northern Afghanistan, but the paths on which they travel have endured.

Anna Badkhen |

Dispatch

In a Sick Country

Afghanistan is dying -- not because of the Taliban or the allied forces, but from minor ailments that are slowly killing off a population with no medical services to speak of.

Anna Badkhen |

Argument

Interventionism Run Amok

Obama has just declared preventing mass atrocities to be a "core national security interest" of the United States. Americans, watch your wallets.

Celeste Ward Gventer |

Dispatch

The Taliban Are Here. Does It Matter?

After centuries of oppression, a village wakes up to its new masters.

Anna Badkhen |

Argument

Mission Not Accomplished

Reports of al Qaeda's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Christopher Heffelfinger |

Terms of Engagement

All Guns, No Butter

What the debt ceiling deal tells us about the Tea Party's grim vision of American power.

James Traub |

Dispatch

The Taliban Come to Mazar

Last month, NATO forces ceded this northern city to the Afghan army, calling it safe territory. But insurgent forces are on the doorstep.

Anna Badkhen |

Photo Essay

See No Evil

The war in Afghanistan, minus the warriors.

Omar Mullick |