american wars

Our country needs to be able to make war, but it needs to try to make peace first.
Rest assured that future desserts will undoubtedly be even more elaborate and expensive.
The U.S. goal of a preemptive strike would be to prevent North Korea from launching attacks.
In the case of America’s wars, there’s a history that helps explain how we ended up in such a situation.
From ‘hot’ Cold War conflicts to drone strikes.
Explanations for the accelerating militarization of the U.S. come from many directions.
The Taliban now controls 15% more territory than it did in 2015.
Sometimes it's tough to pull lessons of any sort from our confusing world, but let me mention one obvious (if little noted) case where that couldn't be less true: the American military and its wars.
War, what is it good for? In America, the answer is that, much of the time, you'll probably never know what it's good for -- or, in some cases, even notice that we're at war.
It's the timing that should amaze us (were anyone to think about it for 30 seconds). Let's start with the conflict in Afghanistan, now regularly described as the longest war in American history.
An American century of carnage and combat has yielded many lessons learned, but not, it seems, the most important one when it comes to military conflict.
America has been committed to supporting the veterans of its wars since long before it had "United States of" in front of it. According to VA projections, 13,000 World War II veterans will be receiving benefits as late as 2034.
After 15 years of grinding war with no obvious end in sight, pundit outrage may be misplaced. Focusing on Washington rather than on distant war zones, it becomes clear that the military establishment does indeed have a strategy, a highly successful one, which is to protect and enhance its own prosperity.
From one end of the Greater Middle East to the other, things are looking up for Washington.