Opinion

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Troops coming home from Iraq - can Afghanistan be next?

As important as the troop withdrawal is what happens to them after they leave. Will they go now to Afghanistan? Will they serve in some other location abroad?

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Can we avoid history's "blood-dimmed tide"?

The destruction of the Roman Empire took over 300 years ending with the sack of Rome

Due process by drone

The assassination of al-Awlaki has elicited criticism in the main because he is a U.S. citizen and is supposed to be accorded the constitutional right to due process.

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One in three vets say war’s not worth it

In post-9/11 America, one out of three veterans believe the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were not worth fighting, according to opinion surveys by the Pew Research Center.

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Brushes sharp as bayonets: Soviet artists helped win WWII

Review: The new blockbuster art exhibit "Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945" at The Art Institute of Chicago unveils truth about USSR's contribution to Allied victory.

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Reader voices: 9/11, 10 years later

Ten years ago, our nation faced what is arguably the greatest test to which our people have faced since the Civil War on our own soil.

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My 9/11: The smoke that preceded tragedy

Perhaps most poignant are the perspectives of those for whom that era was a vital period in their growth: the youth of that decade.

The massacre at Ishaqi, Iraq

U.S. troops entered the house and killed the civilians before calling in the airstrikes. Autopsies showed all had been handcuffed and then shot.

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Afghanistan: Dangerous illusions about a very bumpy border

Okay, New York Times, time for a little geography lesson, with a few bits of history thrown in.

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Crying and laughing about the holocaust?

It may be that a tragedy plus a comedy is the only way that Parisians can describe their feelings about what happened under Nazi occupation. Maybe it takes both?

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