Unless we take specific steps, America is more vulnerable than it needs to be to frequent small-scale bombings. Michael O’Hanlon, a Brookings expert on terrorism, offers some suggestions.
Michael O’Hanlon argues that the U.S. should no longer plan to be able to fight two wars simultaneously.
Now that the U.N. Security Council has authorized military action in Libya, will a no-fly zone be enough? And how would a no-drive zone or arming the rebels work? The Brookings Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon on the logistics—and whether the U.S. will take the lead.
During the confirmation hearing for Gen. Petraeus, the thing to listen for was a date. Michael O’Hanlon on why President Obama agrees with Senator McCain on Afghanistan.
The new push to beat back the Taliban in southern Afghanistan has taken a toll. But the benefits of the offensive outweigh the price.
Abdullah Abdullah has dropped his bid for the Afghan presidency. By conceding, he makes himself a martyr—and damages the nation’s democracy. Michael O’Hanlon on what happens next.
Sure, there are parallels, says the Brookings Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon, but Afghanistan’s history of war makes the Afghan people realistic in their expectations about the future—and grateful for even modest progress.