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Bob Dreyfuss

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Robert Dreyfuss

Bob Dreyfuss

Contributing Editor

Robert Dreyfuss, a Nation contributing editor, is an investigative journalist specializing in politics and national security. He is the author of Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam and is a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone, The American Prospect and Mother Jones.


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The bill now being pushed by the neocons and AIPAC could destroy the most promising developments in a decade.

Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.

It’s looking increasingly likely—but there’s reason to fear the White House will overplay its hand.

How a series of foreign policy flubs, stumbles and mini-disasters have underscored the Obama administration’s increasing irrelevance in the region.

A recounting of three horrific US/ISAF civilian massacres, the procedures implemented to prevent such events from happening again—and why those procedures were inadequate.

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.

Gen. Stanley McChrystal himself put it best: “Because of civilian casualties, I think we have just about eroded our credibility here.”

In a clear challenge to hardliners, President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed, ‘I have come to destroy extremism.’

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

The US bombing of a Pakistani border outpost, US drone attacks and Pakistani support for the Taliban—all threaten to destroy the chances for a peaceful US-NATO exit from Afghanistan.


Israel's clumsy attack on a Turkish aid flotilla for Gaza has now backfired completely. Will Obama push Netanyahu harder? They meet July 6.
Now we know that President Obama secured a pledge from the generals that they would either turn over the war to the Afghans by 2011 or get...
General Petraeus keeled over at today's Senate hearing on Afghanistan. Was it the London School of Economics that did him in?
The war in Afghanistan might cost the United States a trillion dollars. Now we find out that it's worth it: Afghanistan has a trillion...
Marja was a flop, and now the United States is postponing its vaunted expedition into Kandahar, the offensive that the military said would...
The new UN sanctions on Iran mark the fourth time that the United States has tried this approach—President Bush tried it thrice...
Karzai fires two American stooges in his government, and sets the stage for peace talks with the Taliban. Is the United States for peace...
Netanyahu and the neocons are playing the anti-Semitism card. That's ugly. But it's time for Hamas to change course, too, and to support...