Obama's real challenge may be the American public, which wants to fight a dove's war and win a hawk's peace
Obama must navigate rival agendas as international forces soar into Libyan skies. Is the mission to stop Qaddafi from harming civilians or to compel his surrender?
The U.S. will ultimately spend $1 trillion for these fighter planes. Where's the outrage over Washington's culture of waste?
Today, reeling from a national hangover, Americans promise moderation. But soon we'll drink again from the military cup.
Before the Gulf War, Saddam Hussein promised "the mother of all battles." What he got was the battle of all mothers.
When we judge others, malevolent acts outweigh virtuous ones, but when judging ourselves, it's just the opposite
The regime deliberately instigated disorder in an attempt to deligitimize the protesters. Did it work?
How can the U.S. promote social change without opening the gates to anti-American forces?
As a liberal, the president can push conservative policies and escape with relatively little criticism
They're bloody, expensive, and often fail. But, some conflicts meet our approval.
Want to cut waste and inefficiency? Look no further than the Department of Homeland Security
The lives of those who died in 2010 were often connected in profound ways, both expected and surprising
How 43 U.S. soldiers gave their lives to help save 100,000 people
The urge to retaliate fades dramatically when the moral lines become blurred and confusing
The anthem, first published in The Atlantic Monthly 150 years ago, mirrors how the country feels about war
What will the rise of China mean for U.S. national identity?
The way wars are fought is diverging. On one side, countries are using machines to deliver death. On the other, humans now carry bombs themselves
England's amazing victory over Pakistan this week may be overshadowed by allegations of a fixed match
After all, it's an international peacemaker