New spending plan represents a shift toward counterinsurgency needs.
Readers write about the connections shared by Palestinians and Israelis, why it was foolish of the US to arm Al Qaeda in the 1980s, an pverlooked antiwar view on the Afghanistan conflict, and how some colleges are keeping the "student" in "student athlete."
The US president's public backing of Turkey's bid to join the European Union irked France and Germany, but will help boost ties with a key Muslim ally.
The US president got a ringing endorsement of his new Afghanistan strategy – but only 3,000 new, mostly non-combat troops.
In Prague speech Sunday, the US president talked about Iran, North Korea, Russia, and how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons.
The countries' full membership inches the Balkans closer to the borderless idea of Europe and further from the brutal wars of the 1990s.
Lawmakers and others who were against the Iraq war generally support the president. But they worry about another 'quagmire.'
In The Hague this week, Iranian officials offered to cooperate with the US. Iran has pursued an ambitious redevelopment effort in Afghanistan since 2001.
Some advocate inviting Russia to join. Russian President Medvedev wants a new security architecture that includes his country.