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Category: Foreign Policy

Even at Home, Freedom Isn’t Free

by Osha Gray Davidson | Mar 15, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs

to the collateral constitutional damage of the War on Terror. But the author, former New York Times correspondent David K. Shipler, is in pursuit of a much larger and more troubling development. Shipler exposes the frayed edges of our “constitutional culture.” Most citizens don’t know much about our liberties, he argues persuasively, and so don’t guard them from […]

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General David Petraeus Said: “Tell Me How This Ends.” Now We Have an Answer.

by Nick Turse | Jan 1, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Politics, Uncategorized

  More than 65 years after World War II, U.S. military bases still dot Germany (194 of them) and Japan (108). Almost 60 years after the guns fell silent there, U.S. armed forces are still stationed on the Korean peninsula (at 82 sites). Just a few years ago, there were 505 American bases scattered all […]

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How Will We Remember Operation Iraqi Freedom?

by John Tirman | Nov 15, 2011 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Everything about the war — its origins, its course, its failures and achievements — is contested. But it has already been placed in a frame that portrays it, like U.S. wars in Korea and Vietnam, as a mistake born of good intentions, ennobled by brave soldiers and mangled by confused and self-interested politicians. A small […]

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Left Behind / The Price of Peace / Defining “Win”

by WS Editors | Nov 15, 2011 | Foreign Policy

Almost 700 foreign service officers. The largest embassy ever built, and four satellite locations. A State Department Air Force consisting of a fixed-wing fleet of four turboprops and enough helicopters to reinvade Grenada (should Rick Perry be elected president): 14 UH-1N Twin Huey helicopters to be augmented by 20 Sikorsky S-61 helicopters, and 24 Sikorsky […]

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Cables from Caracas | Nobody’s Fool | Will Hugo Go Nuclear? | You Say Arepa, I Say… |

by WS Editors | Jan 1, 2011 | Foreign Policy

Cables from Caracas—Lost in the Department of Justice’s misguided attempt to prosecute Wikileaks founder Julian Assange under the 1917 Espionage Act, and the rhetoric of extremists such as Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin describing Assange as a terrorist, is the humor in the some of the cables released by Wikileaks. Hugo Chavez’s narcissistic, military socialism […]

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