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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

Recent violence has forced the administration to defend its strategy to stay for two more years. 

February 28, 2012

Have US counterterrorism operations in Yemen actually strengthened the threats they were designed to eliminate?

February 16, 2012

In his 2012 State of the Union address, the president chose to celebrate the US military. Critics chose not raise alarm about the spread of US militarism.

January 26, 2012

The White House should seek cooperation, not confrontation, with Beijing.

January 10, 2012

Many on the left have fallen for Ron Paul’s non-interventionism. But there’s a Republican with a more responsible approach: Jon Huntsman. 

January 6, 2012

Al-Shabab is the direct product of America's short-sighted and invasive foreign policy and American involvement in Somalia has benefitted the radical groups it has set out to defeat.

October 5, 2011

 Obama should make a deal with Pakistan, not threaten to bomb it.

September 26, 2011

It’s spreading fast, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and West Africa.

September 19, 2011

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the lone vote against authorizing the perpetual “war on terror,” is leading an effort to repeal it.

September 11, 2011

Both Pakistan and President Karzai are sabotaging US talks with the Taliban.

August 30, 2011