March 28, 2011
In an address to the nation, President Obama made his case for intervening in Libya from both a strategic and moral perspective. But while he answered some of the questions hanging over the mission, he didn't explain enough to silence his critics.
August 9, 2010
After a weekend spent goofing off with some basketball greats, Monday will find the president consorting with the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.
by Foreign Policy onJune 28, 2010
Two journalists from The Root's partner site ForeignPolicy.com risk their lives to travel into the war-torn city of Mogadishu. After years of warfare over ideology, money and power, will Kandahar, Afghanistan, begin to resemble the Somali capital?
by Terence Samuel onJune 24, 2010
Surprise! Sometimes a firing offense gets you fired.
June 23, 2010
McChrystal and his inner circle made public business out of house business, and, as anyone raised in a black household is aware, that is a cardinal sin.
June 21, 2010
Faisal Shahzad calls himself a Muslim soldier and warns U.S. to leave Muslim countries alone.
June 18, 2010
Ratings for President Obama and the country decline this year in Pew Global Attitudes survey.
May 27, 2010
Ethnic strife in the north has forced some Ghanaians into Togo.
December 10, 2009
Overall, Obama's speech successfully blended historical context, powerful imagery, and a hard-headed defense of force in a chaotic world. But don't let the Nobel Committee fool you: For a speech about peace, it was as much about war as the president's December 1 announcement on Afghanistan.
September 3, 2009
Eight years on, the war in Afghanistan has become a loser. Instead of upping the ante by dispatching even more troops into this quagmire, Obama should pull them out immediately.
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