America has spent $5.9 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study says

Published Wed, Nov 14 2018 5:15 PM ESTUpdated Thu, Nov 15 2018 9:55 AM EST Amanda [email protected]_m_macias Key Points The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $5.9 trillion since they began in 2001. The figure reflects the cost across the U.S. federal government since the price of war is […]

Once Hated by U.S. and Tied to Iran, Is Sadr Now ‘Face of Reform’ in Iraq?

BAGHDAD — Iraqis are still haunted by memories of black-clad death squads roaming Baghdad neighborhoods a decade ago, cleansing them of Sunnis as the country was convulsed by sectarian violence. Many of the mass killings in the capital were done in the name of Moktada al-Sadr, a cleric best remembered by Americans for fiery sermons […]

Whistling Past the Graveyard (of Empires)

  by Tom Engelhardt If you’re in the mood, would you consider taking a walk with me and, while we’re at it, thinking a little about America’s wars? Nothing particularly ambitious, mind you, just — if you’re up for it — a stroll to the corner. Now, admittedly, there’s a small catch here. Where exactly […]