There are a limited number of cases in which Congress has mandated that the president affirmatively engage in military activities in the face of presidential opposition to doing so.
Latest in Afghanistan
Trump thinks the Soviets invaded Afghanistan because of terrorism. The archives tell a different story.
If the ICC opens an investigation into CIA "black sites," the United States could rally other non-member states to its side.
When it comes to diplomacy in Afghanistan, President Trump should take his own advice.
Drone pilots see war from a different vantage, and this takes a different toll.
With the United States lingering and the Islamic State developing its presence, Iran is turning more attention to its eastern neighbor.
A primer on the New York Times story about possible changes to the U.S. policy on lethal force.
The case against involvement focuses on the considerable cost of past U.S. efforts and the seeming futility of attempts to improve the situation.
Fear of resurgent terrorist activity is the main reason to remain in Afghanistan, but policymakers and strategists should view continued intervention as a means to a limited objective.