The real enemy in modern war is our one-dimensional history
America has allowed the global war on terror to reduce its national identity to what it is against, writes Gina M. Bennett
Is Afghanistan the U.S.’s longest war? It depends on how you count
State-sanctioned, organized armed conflict has been a regular occurrence in the nation’s history, writes Aaron O'Connell
Even ‘endless wars’ can be ended
William B. Quandt describes how reassessing goals and shifts in public opinion generally bring a halt to seemingly intractable conflicts
Why did the United States stay in Aghanistan?
President after president has decided to stick it out in a poor landlocked country in the middle of Asia. Carter Malkasian says grappling with why is central to understanding both the war and the post-September 11 era.
Waging endless war
Current counterterrorism operations are often indistinguishable from interstate war, says Allan C. Stam
How the endless war came home
Technologies developed for the endless war are also posing significant challenges to our assumptions about personal privacy, says Ashley Deeks in War on the Rocks
Can Biden or Trump really end the U.S.'s forever wars?
“For the first time ever,” writes Steven Wertheim in the New Statesman, “the presidential nominees of both major parties are promising to end the ‘endless’ or ‘forever’ wars”
Watch the conference
The complete proceedings of The presidency and endless war, featuring William Antholis, Gina Bennett, Ashley Deeks, Eric Edelman, Seth G. Jones, Carter Malkasian , Stephen D. Mull, Aaron O’Connell, Anne Patterson, William B. Quandt, Marc Selverstone, Allan C. Stam, Stephen Wertheim, Katie Bo Williams, Brantly Womack, Philip Zelikow, and Rebecca Zimmerman.