Drones and COIN, Post-Petraeus

By Paul Mutter In what is sure to be one of the most glaringly obvious headlines written about the General Petraeus-Paula Broadwell affair, the Washington Post writes: “Petraeus hoped affair would stay secret and he could keep his job as… Continue Reading  

Rohrabacher: ‘I Don’t Understand’ Republicans Wanting To Stay In Iraq

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress When President Obama announced last week that the U.S. troop presence in Iraq would end as scheduled on Dec. 31 — after nearly nine years, thousands of U.S. troops casualties, and hundreds of billions… Continue Reading  

Iraq By The Numbers: The World’s Costliest Cakewalk

Reposted by arrangement with Think Progress The Obama administration’s announcement of a withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of the year offers the possibility of a definitive conclusion for the U.S. military’s involvement in Iraq. But… Continue Reading