Ending the Indefinite War

As important as healing our broken economy, perhaps the most long-lasting thing President Obama can accomplish for this country is to end the indefinite war that was started following the attacks of 9/11. It was the insane idea of a global war on a tactic (terrorism) that led Bush/Cheney to be able to convince the American people (and Congress) to abandon our principles as a country and wage an unnecessary war in Iraq.

Because I think this is so important and don't see many people reporting on it, I'm going to commit myself to keeping an eye on this story and will chronicle it all here.

Ending the indefinite war 1/02/12

Major developments in negotiations to end the indefinite war 1/04/12

Obama: We're turning the page on a decade of war 1/07/12

Talking with the Taliban 1/09/12

A way forward on closing Guantanamo 1/11/12

More baby steps towards ending the indefinite war 2/16/12

It's not about civil liberties - it's about endless war! 3/9/12

President Obama lays out the plan for how we'll end the indefinite war 5/1/12

Should we codify the endless war, or end it? 6/2/12

Obama administration continues to work on ending the indefinite war 8/8/12

Ongoing steps to end the indefinite war - Afghanistan and Guantanamo 9/23/12

Arguments that work - and don't work - in a discussion about drones 11/27/12

Obama administration begins the conversation about ending the indefinite war 12/1/12

Pakistan's involvement in negotiations the could lead to an end to the indefinite war 2/6/13

Ending the assumption of perpetual war 2/7/2013

John Brennan's job at the CIA 2/8/2013

A "drone court" could actually end the war on al Qaeda 2/10/2013

As talk about the "drone war" heats up, their use is actually going down 3/17/2013

Could a war end and no one notices? 4/7/2013

The most important national security news this week 5/10/13

President Obama pivots towards ending the indefinite war 5/22/2013

Ending the war: a refutation of fear 5/23/2013

President Obama on drones 5/24/2013

No, the President didn't admit he was wrong about drones 5/28/2013

Taking on the MIC to end perpetual war 6/1/2013