Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) — the U.S. military command responsible for operations in 20 countries in the Middle East — has recommended that 13,600 U.S troops remain in Afghanistan after the White House-mandated 2014 withdrawal date for American and NATO troops. 

The Inspector General says a lot of money was wasted in trying to rebuild Iraq but fails to mention the real costs of war and its aftermath: the increasing risk of national bankruptcy and loss of freedom for Americans.

 

 

 

 

Ten years ago Katharine Gun leaked a secret email from the U.S. National Security Agency ordering her and others in her section at the U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to spy on diplomats resisting efforts to support a UN resolution in favor of an attack on Iraq. It cost her her job and her career but nearly averted the Iraq War.

Robert Gibbs, former press secretary for President Obama, said Sunday he was under orders during his White House years not to discuss or even acknowledge the existence of a "drone program." 

According to Senator Marco Rubio, "Our prosperity depends upon the liberal international order that America has supported since the end of World War II." In fact, his statements on foreign policy lead inevitably to the conclusion that he would expand that "liberal international order."