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Libyan rebels

The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Special Forces

The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today." 

Libya airstrike

Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.

President Obama

On issues ranging from transparency to torture, “thou shalt not” became “thou shalt.”

Malalai Joya

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.

NATO base in Italy

How the Pentagon is using your tax dollars to turn Italy into a launching pad for the wars of today and tomorrow.

Blogs

Obama wants the security accord, but Karzai says he supports Russia's annexation of Crimea.

March 31, 2014

After all, no country in the world can match our bloody record for overthrowing foreign governments. 

March 31, 2014

Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased US troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

Obama finally started making plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan, and members of Congress are speaking up. 

February 26, 2014

As the human rights situation has deteriorated, US military aid has ramped up.

February 19, 2014

A new security agreement could keep US troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.

February 6, 2014

The United States is still involved in Iraq, though more quietly.

February 6, 2014

A new play by George Brant brings home the human costs of America’s remote killing machine.

January 14, 2014

Chuck Hagel's paeans to “political reform” in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.

January 13, 2014

If Washington and Tehran cooperate, they may find themselves on the same side in key regional conflicts.

January 6, 2014