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Is the Taliban Weaker or Stronger?

Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) made waves with their recent proclamation that the Taliban is actually stronger today than it was two years ago, when the United States “surged” additional troops into Afghanistan. The Washington Post recaps: When asked if the Taliban’s capabilities have been degraded since Obama deployed the additional … Continue reading

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Candidates and Responsibilities

On March 6, President Barack Obama criticized the Republican presidential candidates for their recent statements about Iran’s nuclear program: Now, what’s said on the campaign trail — those folks don’t have a lot of responsibilities. They’re not Commander-in-Chief. And when I see the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war, I’m reminded … Continue reading