Since 2001, the U.S. has waged ground wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while also waging an ongoing and seemingly-without-end global ‘war on terror.’ To wage those wars, thousands of airstrikes by both manned planes and unmanned drones have been conducted even beyond Iraq and Afghanistan, including in Pakistan, Somalia, Syria and Yemen
Long before Afghanistan, Vietnam held a unique place in U.S. history as America’s ‘forever war.’ The legacy of Vietnam still reverberates today, both in terms of the remarkable length of combat operations (1955 to 1973) and concerning the social and political cleavages from that tragic war, which remain in the public consciousness decades later
The fight against the so-called Islamic State is entering a new phase. With the group’s last remaining vestige of land in Syria captured by U.S.-backed forces, the territorial caliphate has been completely retaken
February 11, 2019, marks the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, and regime leaders are celebrating their grip on power despite major upheavals over the course of their rule, including the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, the 2009 Green Movement uprising, and the U.S. imposition and re-imposition of crippling sanctions on the country
When U.S. Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, presented the 2019 National Intelligence Strategy on January 28, he highlighted the threat to U.S. national security posed by an increasing Moscow-Beijing alignment