Tag Archive: Pakistan

Mar 28 2014

Washington gives peace a chance

It’s hard to get your mind wrapped around Russia’s annexation of Crimea and seizure of Ukrainian military bases there. It was — and many Ukrainians say still is — part of a neighboring sovereign country until mid-March. And it seemed like Europe had transcended that kind of old-school warmongering. Just two years back, the Nobel …

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Feb 25 2014

The dangerous seduction of drones

Senior Obama administration officials say our government is sharply scaling back its drone strikes in Pakistan. That’s a step in the right direction. It would be even better if the entire U.S. program of targeted killings in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia were scrapped. By embracing drones as a primary foreign policy tool, President Barack Obama …

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Mar 06 2012

Washington’s dangerous new military strategy

Drones may seem like a way to wage war on the cheap, but the moral cost of this kind of warfare is too high. By Jim Cason The Iraq War was a disaster, so the United States needs a new foreign policy. Instead of invading foreign countries with tens of thousands of troops and trying …

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Dec 20 2011

We should buy more white flags

Today, the business of America is war. By William A. Collins War for some, Increases wealth; For all the rest, It ruins health. President Calvin Coolidge famously explained in 1925 that “the business of America is business.” Lately, that aphorism has been superseded by the model developed by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama: …

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Aug 16 2011

We’ve come a long way, baby, since 1776

By William A. Collins Thirteen colonies once unfurled; Grew up to rule the world. National Public Radio presented a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July. It properly honored the brilliance, perseverance, and clarity of the document’s authors and the people they represented in challenging the British Empire. Yes, the …

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