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Until this week, it seemed like the conventional wisdom in Washington was that stopping U.S drone strikes in Pakistan was outside the bounds of respectable discussion. That just changed. Or it ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 44 comments on Tue May 05, 2009 at 05:51 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
With the passage of the war supplemental by the Senate, President Obama and Congress are "doubling down" on war in Afghanistan. Are we - and the Afghan people - doomed to endure many more years of ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 101 comments on Fri May 22, 2009 at 01:59 PM PDT with 13 Recommends
Before Monday night's presidential debate, many of us urged Bob Schieffer to ask a question about drone strikes. And, in fact - credit where credit is due - Bob Schieffer did ask a question about ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 6 comments on Thu Oct 25, 2012 at 05:56 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Early in the Iraq war, I heard a radio story that interviewed a woman whose son had been deployed to Iraq. She said something that pierced my heart: "I just have to trust President Bush when he says ...
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 03:26 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
One of the most fundamental tasks of journalism in a free society is to press the government to disgorge information. And nowhere is this task more important than when it comes to "national security."
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 01:08 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
This week Congress continues its formal consideration of the Administration's request for "supplemental" money for the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Regardless of the outcome on the actual money -
by Robert Naiman
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon May 11, 2009 at 10:37 AM PDT with 5 Recommends