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  1. 2020 election
    What Is Tulsi Gabbard Fighting For?The war veteran and Democratic congresswoman is a rising star for progressives. But her views on foreign policy illustrate a dilemma on the left.
  2. book review
    War, Drugs, and Other Extremes in the Post-Post-9/11 NovelTwo recent novels, Ohio and Waiting for Eden, try to keep pace with our state of permanent crisis.
  3. U.S.-Backed Coalition Bombs School Bus, Killing Dozens of Yemeni KidsA spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition called the bombing a “legitimate military action.”
  4. beauty
    Going to Beauty School in a Refugee CampBeauty school in the Beddawi camp.
  5. Trump Is Using American Foreign Policy As His Stress BallThe president’s Syria tweets confirm that he has no coherent goals for foreign policy beyond his own instant gratification.
  6. Trump Questioned Why CIA Avoided Killing Terrorist’s Family: ReportPerhaps “you have to take out their families” was more than chilling campaign rhetoric.
  7. Tillerson’s Firing Brings America Closer to War With North KoreaThe secretary’s departure suggests Trump will kill the Iran deal in May – and sabotage the prospects of diplomacy with North Korea in the process.
  8. The White House Just Sent an Ominous Signal About Its Plans For North KoreaVictor Cha was about to become ambassador to South Korea — until he criticized Trump’s plan for a preemptive strike on Pyongyang.
  9. The World in 2018 — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?We escaped 2017 without a major global incident. But the other shoe may be about to drop.
  10. Graham: 70 Percent Chance of War With North Korea If It Tests More NukesThe hawkish South Carolinian is credibly terrifying in describing Trump’s intentions if North Korea keeps being North Korea.
  11. Trump’s Bold New Afghanistan Strategy: Neither Bold, Nor New, Nor a StrategyTo the extent that it’s bold, it’s dangerous; to the extent it’s new, it’s vague; to the extent that it’s a strategy, it’s Obama’s.
  12. ISIS Allegedly Destroyed Mosul Mosque Where Its Leader Declared ‘Caliphate’Iraqi and coalition forces blame ISIS; ISIS blames the U.S.-led coalition.
  13. U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Warplane for First TimeSunday saw some unprecedented escalations in Syria’s long conflict, including a cross-border Iranian ballistic missile strike on ISIS.
  14. PissPigGrandad Is No MoreBrace Belden, back from Syria and readjusting to life in the Bay Area, has a new Twitter handle.
  15. Top ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed in RaidAbdul Hasib died in an April 27 raid, along with dozens of ISIS fighters, in eastern Afghanistan. He had led the terror group for less than a year.
  16. Report: White House Mulls Sending Thousands of U.S. Ground Troops Into SyriaH. R. McMaster is reportedly pressing his colleagues to consider sending up to 50,000 ground troops to fight ISIS.
  17. U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs,’ Biggest Non-Nuke Ever Used, in AfghanistanThe 22,000-pound bomb was dropped on ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan.
  18. Trump’s Jacksonian Attack on SyriaLike Andrew Jackson, Trump believes in speedy, incredibly violent force, taken without consultation with Congress, to deter evildoers such as Assad.
  19. Trump Weighs ‘Saturation Strike’ Against Syrian GovernmentThe strikes would likely kill Russian soldiers and mark a 180-degree shift in the White House’s policy toward Syria.
  20. PissPigGranddad, the Punk-Rock Florist Who Fought ISIS in Syria, Is Coming HomeBrace Belden became a radical icon when he went to take up arms against terrorists, build a socialist utopia, and tweet jokes about the revolution.
  21. There Were Two Major Victories Against ISIS in Iraq and SyriaIraqi forces retake most of Mosul airport, while Turkish-backed Syrian rebels expel the extremist group from al-Bab.
  22. The Mattis-Bannon Race for Secret President May Be Most Important of Our LivesBannon says a war with China is inevitable. Mattis is telling our allies that we don’t need to take “military steps” against Beijing or Tehran.
  23. The Little Girl Who Tweeted From Syria Opens Up About Night Her House Was BombedBana Alabed sat down with the BBC for a new interview.
  24. The Little Girl Who Tweeted From War-torn Aleppo Has Been RescuedBana Alabed tweeted about living in Aleppo during airstrikes.
  25. Bana Alabed
    This Little Girl Is Tweeting About Her Heartbreaking Life in War-torn SyriaBala Alabed, 7, lives in Aleppo and is sharing her daily struggles there.
  26. Dad’s Return From the War Should Not Count as a Birthday Gift, by John […] Mom? Dad? We need to talk. Let me say first that I am as happy as the next guy to have Dad home from the war. I missed him every day while he […]
  27. Montauk Resident Hopes to Rally 1,000 for Battle Against ManhattanThere’s strength in numbers.”
  28. Is It Time to Change the Strategy Against ISIS?After the fall of Ramadi, some are wondering if the U.S. is losing another war in Iraq.
  29. The Great Human vs. Animal War Has Begun in NYCThey’re not taking “hoot” (owl for “no”) as an answer.
  30. Media Organizations Gather Troops and Prepare to Go to War in 2016There are hundreds of people already covering every moment of the 2016 presidential election. 
  31. Rand Paul Wants to Formally Declare War on ISISSuch a thing hasn’t happened since 1942.
  32. Jennifer Garner Is Training Her Daughters for Gender Wars“That’s why they’ve been taking karate since they were little!”
  33. Russian Bombers Might Start Flying Patrol Missions Near U.S. Borders What, you weren’t already having nightmares about World War III?
  34. NATO Says Russian Troops Are in Ukraine (Again)Russia says they’re imagining things.
  35. Russia Denies Troops in Ukraine, Despite PhotosThousands of Russians are apparently fighting across the border.
  36. Russia Is Opening Another Front Against UkraineRemember that glimmer of hope from yesterday? Yeah, no.
  37. U.S. Ground Troops Have Landed in Iraq to Plan Yazidi RescueThe religious minority is still trapped there by ISIS militants.
  38. Bowe Bergdahl’s Ayn Rand-ian JournalThe returned Taliban prisoner sent his notebook to a friend before leaving his post in Afghanistan.
  39. 3 Things Research Tells Us About Bowe BergdahlThis will not be an easy return for him.
  40. Teenager Punctuates 9/11 Tribute With Plea to Obama for PeaceA 15-year-old spoke up during her time on the microphone.
  41. Assad Laughs Off Chemical Weapons QuestionsThe Syrian president sat down with Charlie Rose.
  42. Young American Diplomat Killed in Afghan AttackAnne Smedinghoff was 25 years old.
  43. Long Island’s 92-Year-Old Movie Bootlegger Is Untouchable Because he’s basically a saint.
  44. Americans Apologize for Burning Korans in AfghanistanProtesters were not pleased in the slightest.
  45. U.S. Officials Punished Over Lost Body PartsAn internal report said the mistakes were a “mission failure.”
  46. The White House Lifts Ban on Condolence Letters to Families of Military SuicidesIt’s an overdue move, meant to help destigmatize the mental-health toll suffered by soldiers at war.
  47. America’s Decade of War Has Cost Only $2.7 Trillion So FarAnd up to $4.4 trillion by 2020.
  48. America Questions What Its Many Sundry Wars Are Good ForAbsolutely nothing, some contend.
  49. Now EVERYBODY Wants to Own a War DogYou, too, could have your own $50,000 killing machine.
  50. We Didn’t Wake Up to War in the Korean Peninsula This MorningThat was a nice surprise.
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