April 21, 2014

The Mess We Left Behind in Iraq

Dexter Filkins, New Yorker

The Associated Press

Iraq is now back on the brink of sectarian war.

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April 16, 2014
Iraq Is Imploding Again
Ned Parker, New York Review of Books
The Iraqi state is breaking apart again: from the west in Anbar province, where after weeks of anarchic violence more than 380,000 people have fled their homes; to the east in Diyala province, where tit-for-tat sectarian killings... more ››
April 12, 2014
The Allure of Wars We're Not Winning
Andrew Bacevich, Wash Post
For better or worse, ours is today a warlike nation that depends on volunteers to fill the ranks of its armed forces. Young men and women have a variety of motives for signing up. No doubt some do so for high-minded, even... more ››
April 9, 2014
Why No One Should Still Be a Neocon
Dan Larison, American Conservative
One of the many serious flaws of neoconservatism is its excessive confidence in American power. This routinely leads its adherents into advocating aggressive policies without taking into account the possible and likely... more ››
April 8, 2014
Why I am Still a Neoconservative
Reihan Salam, Slate
Yes, the Iraq war was a disaster. But here’s what libertarians and most liberals don’t understand about American military power -- and American morality. more ››