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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.

South China Sea

Will China-Japan-US tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?

Dwight Eisenhower

Fifty years ago, college was cheap, unions were strong and there was no terrorism-industrial complex.

Joe Biden, Leon Panetta

The Pentagon is intent on pursuing its own global version of the Second Amendment.

torture protest

Zero Dark Thirty has us arguing over whether torture works, not whether it should be banned.

Military personell

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

Blogs

An Obama diplomatic offensive on Afghanistan is long overdue.

October 21, 2013

Someday we may live in a world where war and militarization were rare, but, until then, we must demand the protection of innocent life when conflicts happen.

September 19, 2013

There are choices beyond war, and they start with a cease-fire and diplomacy.

August 26, 2013

Whether gas was used or not, getting involved in Syria’s civil war is a bad idea.

August 22, 2013

The carnage in Iraq is escalating, even as the Islamist-led rebellion in Syria seems unending.

July 30, 2013

If so, President Obama ought to fire him.

June 24, 2013

Congress should always check and balance plans to support rebels in foreign conflicts. But thatrsquo;s especially true when 70 percent of Americans think it’s a bad idea.

June 18, 2013

Why is the US targeting and killing US citizens in drone strikes?

June 7, 2013

Days after Obama announces new, restraining “rules” on drones, a drone strike has killed at least four in Pakistan.

May 29, 2013

Yesterday, Obama laid out the justification for killing US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. But his reasoning had very little legal grounding at all. 

May 24, 2013