War movies can only be as serious as the wars they depict—and only as serious as we Americans are about fighting them.
On the Ground in Kandahar
You could say that we began going wobbly over Afghanistan in March, when the much-heralded new strategy embodied the best nation-building aspirations, but did not quite add up to a renewed declaration of war. There are good reasons too. It is a huge leap from calculating how much we can afford to lose to trying […]