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President Obama and Chuck Hagel

In the end, Hagel, who came to regret his reluctant vote to invade Iraq, evidently proved an uncomfortable fit.

His resignation has to be seen against the growing war fever in Washington—which is now reflected in White House policy.

AFRICOM

The US military continues a long series of mistakes, missteps and mishaps across Africa.

maritime operation

Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa. 

ISIS strike

Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.

US Special Operations Command Africa

A new internal investigation reveals just how poorly US African Command has handled its humanitarian missions.

ISIS Tank

If we don’t act now, constitutional restraints on presidential warmaking will be eviscerated.

At age 70, a writer reflects on the so-called ‘American Century’—and the world it wrought.

Burning an American Flag

American military and corporate power have triumphed over all rivals—so why does the United States still struggle to impose its will on the world?

Washington always imagines it can control combustible situations abroad. It can’t. And it won’t.

Blogs

The United States is rapidly shifting toward a more aggressive foreign policy with limited public debate.

November 24, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how the pundits and politicians have failed us for fourteen Veterans Days straight.

November 11, 2014

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

October 29, 2014

He has the authority to provoke a profound national debate about the nature of US militarism.

October 14, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Obama has succumbed to the “War Party” on both sides of the aisle, and should revert back to his “don’t do stupid stuff” policy.

September 22, 2014

Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014

US military officials outlined several scenarios ground troops could end up fighting in Iraq and said Obama hasn’t closed the door.

September 16, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

If President Obama denounces military action, why is he preparing for another war in Iraq and Syria?

September 15, 2014