Bush Administration

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 |

Feature

Lightning Rod

As Dick Cheney's punch-throwing memoir hits store shelves, Foreign Policy hosts a freewheeling debate on the legacy of America's most controversial vice president.

Suzanne Merkelson |

Terms of Engagement

Ready for Day One

Meet the Libyan postwar planners who put the Bush administration's Iraq team to shame.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD worked with CIA on surveillance - Report

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Stopping the Fifth Column

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

Brian Fishman |

Argument

Come Together

Leaders struggling to fix a world spiraling out of control are turning to international institutions. Are they up to the task?

David Bosco |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Dozens killed in Norway attacks

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Jennifer Rowland and Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Less Is More

Cutting U.S. military aid to Pakistan might be just what the world's most frustrating alliance needs.

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: American indicted for terrorist incitement

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Somali indicted after secret arrest, interrogation

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: DoJ limits CIA torture inquiry

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Country First

After a turbulent decade abroad, the Republican Party turns inward.

James Traub |

Argument

It's Evening in America

At the first GOP presidential debate, the Bush-era neoconservative movement seemed as good as dead.

Michael A. Cohen |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Chicago man convicted of supporting Lashkar-e-Taiba

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Andrew Lebovich |

The List

Unfinished Business

Ten huge challenges Bob Gates leaves behind.

Gordon Adams |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Iraqis arrested on terror charges in Kentucky

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Terrorism trial begins in Chicago; Florida terrorism suspect to plead not guilty

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Andrew Lebovich |

EXCERPT

Confessions of a Vulcan

An insider's story of how the Bush administration lost Afghanistan.

Dov S. Zakheim |

The LWOT

The LWOT: NYPD arrests two in plot against synagogue; U.S. finds bin Laden "diary"

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Andrew Lebovich |

Photo Essay

The Few, the Proud, the Unready

Can Afghanistan's army stand on its own?

Photo Essay |

The LWOT

The LWOT: U.S. releases bin Laden videos; AQIM lauds bin Laden

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Al-Qaeda acknowledges bin Laden death

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Andrew Lebovich |

Terms of Engagement

Freedom From Fear

Now that he's accomplished the central aim of George W. Bush's foreign policy, Barack Obama can finally get started on his own.

James Traub |

Argument

Tortured Logic

The United States didn't need to waterboard anyone to get Osama bin Laden.

Matthew Alexander |

The List

Wishful Thinking

Top 10 examples of the most unrealistic expectations in contemporary U.S. foreign policy.

Stephen M. Walt |

Terms of Engagement

Hope Dies Last in Damascus

Will Bashar al-Assad's brutal crackdown on his citizens finally put an end to a decade of wishful thinking about the Syrian president?

James Traub |

The LWOT

The LWOT: 16 dead in Marrakesh bombing; Gitmo lawyer seeks WikiLeaks access

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Massive cache of Gitmo docs released

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

The Prisoners' Dilemma

Does WikiLeaks' newest document dump tell us anything we don't know about Guantánamo, or is it just another reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem? FP asked four experts on military law and interrogation to weigh in on the Gitmo papers.

Charles Homans |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Pakistan arrests two Frenchmen for terror involvement

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Andrew Lebovich |