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G.I. Joe

Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader and making war in children’s culture.

Seoul rally

At ceremonies held around the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean armistice, the president sounded bellicose notes, while failing to mention national unification.

US military

And other headlines from an upside-down history of the US military and the world.

Congolese soldier

The US military's involvement in the unraveling of a continent.

Syrian soldier

“Humanitarian” intervention would only deepen the humanitarian disaster.

Soldiers in North Korea

Pyongyang's bellicose posturing conforms to an old pattern, but the dangers may be greater now because tensions are rising throughout the region.

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.

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.

Afghani kids

The US has three lousy options with Afghanistan. Pick one.

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