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Military Affairs Archives

September 8, 2014 - The Plan Emerges by Deacon Blues
July 11, 2014 - We're Back in Iraq - Except It's The Kurds by Deacon Blues
June 17, 2014 - 54% of Americans Support Obama on Iraq by Deacon Blues
June 12, 2014 - Down The Rabbit Hole Again by Deacon Blues
June 10, 2014 - Shut The Hell Up McCain by Deacon Blues
June 5, 2014 - VA Reform Deal Reached by Deacon Blues
June 4, 2014 - Bad Judgment From The White House by Deacon Blues
May 30, 2014 - Obama Treads Water by Deacon Blues
April 22, 2014 - Re-Activate the 12th Fleet by Steve
March 13, 2014 - Thursday Odds and Ends by Steve
March 7, 2014 - Friday Notes by Steve
March 2, 2014 - Ukraine: There Should Be Military Consequences by Steve
February 27, 2014 - Another GOP Self-Inflicted Wound by Steve
February 25, 2014 - It's About Time by Steve
September 5, 2013 - This Doesn’t Look Good at All, John by paradox
July 15, 2013 - Cutting Food Stamps While at War by paradox
May 10, 2013 - Ending the Draft Was a Very Good Thing by paradox
March 31, 2013 - Was Iraq Really Worth $4 Trillion? by Steve
January 10, 2013 - Pentagon Readies for the Knife by Steve
October 21, 2011 - Keep Talking Mitt by Steve
October 21, 2011 - Obama: Time to Leave Iraq by Steve
November 15, 2010 - Sliding to 2014 by Deacon Blues
August 2, 2010 - Declare Victory and Withdraw by Oly Mike
June 29, 2010 - Drone, Baby, Drone! by paradox
April 10, 2010 - Ignoring The Obvious by Steve
March 1, 2010 - Obama Plans "Dramatic Reductions" In Nuclear Weapons Arsenal by Turkana
February 15, 2010 - A Week Shows Results by Steve
February 3, 2010 - Watching Iraq So Very Closely by paradox
October 28, 2009 - Obama Seeking New Afghan Partners by Steve
October 27, 2009 - A Soldier Says "Stop" by Steve
October 4, 2009 - On Afghanistan And Iran by Steve
June 16, 2009 - Neo-Nazis In The U.S. Armed Services by Turkana
May 13, 2009 - For Lack Of Water, U.S. Troops In Iraq Are Vomiting And Fainting by Turkana
May 4, 2009 - Impatient With Don’t Ask Don’t Tell by paradox
April 12, 2009 - Keep To The Timeline by Deacon Blues
April 12, 2009 - Maritime Captain Freed From Somali Captors by Deacon Blues
March 11, 2009 - Of Course They Ran Hit Teams by Deacon Blues
December 21, 2008 - CENTCOM Already Undermining Iraq SOFA by Deacon Blues
October 22, 2008 - Forget The Global War on Terror by paradox
October 21, 2008 - The Democrats Need the Military For…? by paradox
August 1, 2008 - Army Intimidating Potential Recruits by Jeff Dinelli
May 26, 2008 - One Way To Honor Them by Turkana
May 26, 2008 - The Forgotten by Turkana
May 1, 2008 - Lipstick On A Pig by Turkana
April 4, 2008 - Science Fiction Is Still Fiction by Turkana
April 1, 2008 - The Business of War by Turkana
February 21, 2008 - Chicken Little As Red Herring by Turkana
February 17, 2008 - USS Gerald Ford (CVN-78) by paradox
November 30, 2007 - Petraeus Just Now Worries About Returning Refugees? by Steve
November 26, 2007 - Bush Ties The Anchor Around Their Necks by Steve
November 23, 2007 - Open Thread - Ask Riyadh Edition by Steve
November 19, 2007 - Democrats, Change The Narrative On Iraq by Steve
November 14, 2007 - Morning Update by Steve
November 13, 2007 - Reid: No More Rubber Stamps by Steve
November 12, 2007 - Attack Against Iran Unlikely by Steve
October 22, 2007 - Questionable Priorities by Steve
October 13, 2007 - Why The Military Won't Stop Bush by Steve
October 10, 2007 - State And FBI Whitewashing Blackwater Inquiry by Steve
October 8, 2007 - Are The Iraqis Ready For A Confrontation - With Us? by Steve
October 3, 2007 - The Pentagon Controls Armed Forces Radio by paradox
September 26, 2007 - Did Blackwater Undermine Bush's Korea-Type Dreams? by Steve
September 16, 2007 - Alexis Debat - Working for the Pentagon by Mary
September 15, 2007 - Petraeus To Rudy: Stop Using My Picture by Steve
September 14, 2007 - Last Night Opens The Door by Steve
September 13, 2007 - Will He Really Bring Up Korea? by Steve
September 13, 2007 - So Many Questions by Steve
September 13, 2007 - Shake His Hand - And Die by Steve
September 10, 2007 - It's All For Show, Nothing Else by Steve
September 7, 2007 - Time For Levin To Grow A Pair by Steve
September 5, 2007 - Setting The Narrative In Advance Of Petraeus by Steve
September 4, 2007 - Bush: No Changes In Iraq by Steve
September 4, 2007 - Open Thread - Caught In A Lie Edition by Steve
August 30, 2007 - Maybe We Haven’t Lost the Army Yet by paradox
August 30, 2007 - Pentagon Splintering on Iraq? by Steve
August 29, 2007 - Tauscher Belittles Pentagon's "Green Zone Fog" by Steve
August 28, 2007 - Who's Really Arming The Insurgents? by Steve
August 24, 2007 - Christmas Presents From Iraq by Steve
August 14, 2007 - Bush's War: Ending or Defending It, Vets Speak Out by Mary
August 8, 2007 - McCain Follows Cordesman's Lead by Steve
August 6, 2007 - Petraeus' Neglect Helped Arm Insurgents by Steve
July 31, 2007 - Army Finds Its Scapegoat For Tillman by Steve
July 13, 2007 - Why Invoke Executive Privilege On Tillman Death? by Steve
July 11, 2007 - Senate Republicans Filibuster Against The Troops by Steve
July 9, 2007 - Panic Mode Sets In by Steve
June 19, 2007 - Focus On Al Qaeda, Not A Permanent Occupation by Steve
June 17, 2007 - Reopen Abu Ghraib Inquiry by Steve
June 15, 2007 - Pace Confirms He Was Dumped by Steve
June 12, 2007 - Fallon: Where's the Oil Law? by Steve
June 12, 2007 - Open Thread by Mary
June 11, 2007 - Arming The Sunnis Out In The Open by Steve
June 8, 2007 - Pace Will Be Replaced At Pentagon by Steve
June 8, 2007 - Bush Is Using Baker-Hamilton As A Fig Leaf by Steve
May 26, 2007 - Supporting the Troops by Mary
May 22, 2007 - New Iraq Strategy Lasts Through Remainder of Bush's Term by Steve
May 15, 2007 - Bush's "War Czar" Advocated Troop Drawdown - Why Was He Selected? by Steve
May 4, 2007 - A Futile Suggestion by Steve
April 30, 2007 - Bush Wants An Auto Pilot War by Steve
April 26, 2007 - Forget Iraqi Political Reconciliation by Steve
April 22, 2007 - Bombs Away by paradox
April 18, 2007 - Al-Maliki Gives Democrats A Hand by Steve
April 11, 2007 - Surging To Destruction by Steve
April 10, 2007 - Bush Has No Takers For "War Czar" by Steve
April 10, 2007 - Open Thread - Abandoning The Troops Edition by Steve
March 14, 2007 - Hillary's Iraq Policy: No Withdrawal by Steve
March 10, 2007 - Game of Strategic Chicken by Sam Gardiner
March 6, 2007 - I Remember, United States Military by paradox
March 5, 2007 - Republicans Just Don't Care by Steve
March 4, 2007 - Thanks Again, Jake Plummer by paradox
March 1, 2007 - Bring Home The Guard - Now by Steve
February 28, 2007 - Army Ignored Walter Reed Problems For Three Years by Steve
February 28, 2007 - Bush/Cheney And Big Oil Win The Real War by Steve
February 28, 2007 - Bush Administration Retaliates Against Walter Reed Whistleblowers by Steve
February 27, 2007 - Pentagon Rushes Surge Troops To Iraq Without Normal Training by Steve
February 27, 2007 - Taliban Attack Against Cheney Says It All by Steve
February 23, 2007 - Provoking The Shiites Through Stupidity by Steve
February 22, 2007 - Senate Democrats Up The Ante by Steve
February 22, 2007 - An Alternative Iraq Policy For Democrats by Steve
February 18, 2007 - Iranians Reveal Evidence by Sam Gardiner
February 17, 2007 - Not Good News by Sam Gardiner
February 9, 2007 - Do Insurgents Have Anti-Aircraft Missiles? by Steve
February 3, 2007 - Failing Forward by Sam Gardiner
February 2, 2007 - Another $245 Billion, To Arm Al-Sadr? by Steve
February 1, 2007 - McCain Should Look In The Mirror by Steve
January 30, 2007 - Obama: Get 'Em Out By March 2008 by Steve
January 30, 2007 - New CENTCOM Commander Oblivious On Surge by Steve
January 27, 2007 - Outrage: Yet Another Surge by Sam Gardiner
January 26, 2007 - Robert Gates Plays The Treason Card by Steve
January 22, 2007 - McCain Takes Out The Knives by Steve
January 21, 2007 - The Surge Is All His by Steve
January 20, 2007 - The Other Surge: An Update on Iran by Sam Gardiner
January 18, 2007 - Open Thread - Hillary Punts On Iraq by Steve
January 17, 2007 - Bipartisan Senate Resolution Will Offer Policy Alternatives by Steve
January 16, 2007 - Open Thread - Calling Bush's Bluff Edition by Steve
January 14, 2007 - Pieces in Place for Escalation by Sam Gardiner
January 10, 2007 - Bush Just Sunk The GOP by Steve
January 6, 2007 - How Much Will the Iraq War Impact US Militarism? by paradox
January 3, 2007 - The Wise Men Speak by Steve
January 1, 2007 - Bush Readies To Escalate As GOP May Abandon Him by Steve
December 29, 2006 - Lieberman: It's All About Iran by Steve
December 28, 2006 - Meandering To The Inevitable by Steve
December 21, 2006 - Scarborough Introduces The I-word by Steve
December 21, 2006 - Bush Flip-Flops On Listening To Military Leaders by Steve
December 20, 2006 - Still Wrong - And Way Too Late by Steve
December 19, 2006 - Bush Wants To Change The Subject by Steve
December 19, 2006 - Open Thread - McCain Grasping At Straws Edition by Steve
December 15, 2006 - Iraqis Reject Any American Troop Increase by Steve
December 11, 2006 - Talabani Rejects American Training For Iraq's Army by Steve
December 7, 2006 - A Bump In The Road by Steve
December 5, 2006 - Another Democratic Target For Investigation by Steve
December 2, 2006 - Rummy Touted Change In Course Two Days Before He Was Sacked by Steve
December 2, 2006 - United States Navy Flips Off San Francisco by paradox
November 30, 2006 - Baker Supports A Time-Certain Withdrawal After All by Steve
November 29, 2006 - It's Time For Bush's Base To Pay The Bill For Bush's War by Steve
November 28, 2006 - Open Thread - Bush Lost Iraq Edition by Steve
November 27, 2006 - Iraq Update by Steve
November 21, 2006 - Let's Rethink "Go Long" by Steve
November 17, 2006 - "Guns And Butter" Debate Will Start Early by Steve
November 16, 2006 - Bush's New Iraq Plan Years Late And Dollars Short by Steve
October 20, 2006 - The Job Is Too Tough For The Poor Baby by Steve
October 20, 2006 - Democrats Can Restore Bipartisan Foreign Policy With 2006 Victory by Steve
October 18, 2006 - Will The New Congress Debate A Partitioned Iraq? by Steve
October 16, 2006 - What Exactly Is The Mission? by Steve
October 15, 2006 - Recipe For Quagmire by Steve
September 19, 2006 - Powell Keeps Up The Pressure by Steve
September 14, 2006 - Bush Loses Four GOP Senators On Detainee Treatment Bill by Steve
September 14, 2006 - Colin Powell Opposes Bush On Detainee Treatment by Steve
September 12, 2006 - The AP Finally Catches Up by Steve
September 9, 2006 - Bush Administration Doctors Iraqi Civilian Death Counts by Steve
September 8, 2006 - Housekeeping Note by Mary
August 25, 2006 - Afternoon Quick Hits - Another Shot At Hillary From A 90's Mudslinger by Steve
August 6, 2006 - Bush Wants To Federalize The Guard by Steve
July 7, 2006 - Rummy's Army Is Training Ground For White Supremacists by Steve
July 3, 2006 - The Significance Of Hersh's Story by Steve
July 3, 2006 - Open Thread - The Military Says "No" Edition by Steve
June 26, 2006 - Public Opinion Moving Towards Democrats On Iraq by Steve
June 21, 2006 - Mid-Morning Update: NSA Is Spying On Domestic Internet Traffic Without Warrants by Steve
June 9, 2006 - Bush: We're Not Leaving Anytime Soon by Steve
June 7, 2006 - Afternoon Update - "Single Bullet" Arlen Caves Again by Steve
June 7, 2006 - Opposition To Iranian Nuke Program Is Crumbling by Steve
May 28, 2006 - Murtha Says Haditha Worse Than Abu Ghraib; Alleges Cover-Up by Steve
May 22, 2006 - Brits May Be Out Of Iraq By End Of Year by Steve
April 24, 2006 - Mid-Day Update - Scared GOP Edition by Steve
April 19, 2006 - A Civil War Inside The Pentagon? by Steve
April 15, 2006 - Blair Tells Bush He's Flying Solo On Iran by Steve
April 15, 2006 - Dereliction of Duty by Mary
April 14, 2006 - It's Time For Congress To Pull Tighter The Purse Strings For Iraq Money by Steve
April 4, 2006 - Kerry Offers A Democratic Ultimatum On Iraq by Steve
April 3, 2006 - Abandoning One Disaster To Create Another by Steve
March 13, 2006 - Mid Morning Quick Hits by Steve
March 7, 2006 - Rummy's Alternate Universe On Display Again by Steve
February 28, 2006 - Is There A Disconnect Between What The Public Now Knows, And What Troops Think About Iraq? by Steve
January 30, 2006 - Got A Pulse Gomer? Congratulations, You're Now A Major! by Steve
December 27, 2005 - Budget Cuts On The Horizon For The Pentagon? by Steve
December 24, 2005 - It's Christmas Eve! Do You Know Who's Entertaining YOUR GI? by pessimist
December 15, 2005 - McCain Apparently Wins The Battle Over Banning Torture by Steve
November 30, 2005 - Pentagon Buying Good News Coverage From Iraqi Media by Steve
November 19, 2005 - Has the Tipping Point Arrived? by larre
November 6, 2005 - For The Birds, Or The Bird Brains? by pessimist
October 15, 2005 - One Of Thursday's Propaganda Participants From Iraq Wasn't A Soldier After All by Steve
September 23, 2005 - 82nd Airborne Implicated In Detainee Abuses by Steve
August 26, 2005 - AP/Ipsos Poll Shows 87% Support The Right To Protest Against The War by Steve
August 25, 2005 - Bush And CENTCOM Continue To Send Mixed Messages by Steve
August 24, 2005 - American Legion Marches Off The Deep End by Steve
August 22, 2005 - Justice or Payback? by Steve
August 22, 2005 - "Regimes" Change by larre
July 5, 2005 - N.O. M.A.S. by pessimist
June 22, 2005 - Our Troops Have Done Their Job - Bring Them Home by Steve
June 14, 2005 - Rummy's Goons Helping Kurds Carry Out Political Kidnappings by Steve
June 10, 2005 - As Iraqi Army Flounders, US Army On Verge Of Staffing Crisis by Steve
June 8, 2005 - Why Is The White House Stonewalling GOP Senators On Boeing Air Tanker Lease Deal? by Steve
June 4, 2005 - Niemoller's Iraqi Lament by pessimist
June 4, 2005 - Officers, But Not Gentlemen by pessimist
May 24, 2005 - Another Thirteen US Soldiers Killed In Iraq Since Sunday by Steve
May 22, 2005 - Washington Post Uses Downing Street Memo To Undercut Bush Claims That He Was Victim Of Bad WMD Intelligence by Steve
May 19, 2005 - Pentagon Brass Tell The NYT That Things Aren't Going So Well In Iraq by Steve
May 15, 2005 - British Warn Americans About "Shoot First-Ask Questions Later" Policy In Iraq by Steve
May 13, 2005 - The Interesting Politics And Military Policy Behind The Base Closing List This Morning by Steve