Stephen Biddle

Global Politics

How Military Cuts Could Impact the Economy

The so-called Congressional Super committee appears headed for failure. Now, $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts to government spending are slated to happen. The big loser is the Pentagon. How might slashing the military budget impact the wider economy?

Afghanistan: How Is the War Going?

To assess the state of the war in Afghanistan, The Takeaway talks with Stephen Biddle, a counterinsurgency expert and senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Afghanistan: How Is the War Going?

To assess the state of the war in Afghanistan, The Takeaway talks with Stephen Biddle, a counterinsurgency expert and senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Global Politics

How Military Cuts Could Impact the Economy

The so-called Congressional Super committee appears headed for failure. Now, $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts to government spending are slated to happen. The big loser is the Pentagon. How might slashing the military budget impact the wider economy?

Conflict & Justice

How wars end part I: Iraq

In the spring of 2003, for a brief moment, many Americans bought the idea, that the Iraq war was over. But why didn't the war end with the fall of Baghdad? And why were we programmed to think it might?