• Trump’s Bullshit-Savant Moment on Afghanistan

    by Benjamin Hopkins

    What has been lost in the consternation provoked by the President’s remarks is the fundamental question which remains unanswered – namely, what the hell is the US doing in Afghanistan?

  • Afghanistan: The Empire Stopper

    Foreign powers have tried to control Afghanistan for three centuries. It has not gone well for them. Now the U.S. is digging back in.

  • The $5 trillion wars

    by Linda J. Bilmes

    Yet the trillions of dollars and thousands of lives expended in these wars have rated barely a mention in the presidential campaign.

  • The Afghan Game of Thrones

    by Matt Archibald

    It’s just as fascinating and sometimes as horrifying, but this game’s no show. It’s for real.