Foreign Wars

The Bitter End

Many troops in Iraq want to remain there. Democrats, haunted by the legacy of Vietnam, want to bring them back. But they need to realize that arguing in the name of the troops won’t work.

Bush’s Shadow Army

Jeremy Scahill reports on the Bush administration’s growing dependence on private security forces such as Blackwater USA and efforts in Congress to rein them in. This article is adapted from his new book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books).