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Iraq funeral

Conditions in Iraq, not surprisingly, bear little resemblance to the fantasyland touted by America’s recent presidents.

Iraq violence

Our political system has turned thoroughly masculine, paranoid, quarrelsome, secretive, greedy, aggressive and violent—not unlike a wife beater.

Operation Shock and Awe

On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.

Chlorine plant Iraq

Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.

Vietnam War

It’s time to start asking questions of our veterans—hard questions—so that they're not shouldering the blame, or truth, of war alone.

Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Obama

It's time to curtail the executive branch’s war-making powers—before it’s too late.

Lockheed Martin

The biggest defense contractors are reaping profits off taxpayer dollars—whatever the mood of the moment.

Massai women at an anti-gender-based violence protest

The Helms Amendment bans the use of US foreign aid for all abortion care, including for victims of sexual assault. This International Women's Day, it's time to remember their plight.

Blogs

Will the leaders listen to the people this time?

June 18, 2014

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014

Liberal interventionists join GOP hawks and The Wall Street Journal in demanding war.

June 18, 2014

Hint: not by bombing it.

June 17, 2014

We’ve been talking to the wrong politicians about Iraq and yet the media continues to solicit them.

June 17, 2014

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014

Why Stephen Cohen believes that the United States’ ongoing inimical relationship with Russia is a “betrayal of American national interests.”

June 16, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014

Tens of thousands may die, but ending the war in Iraq is now in the hands of Iran and Saudi Arabia, not the United States.

June 13, 2014

Eric Cantor’s fall might mean a change for the House GOP's foreign policies.

June 11, 2014