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How two administrations and both parties made illegality the American way of life.

The election year outsourcing that no one is talking about.

An exchange between Colonel Tom Davis and TomDispatch Associate Editor Nick Turse about military involvement in Africa.

How the Pentagon is quietly transforming its overseas base empire and creating a dangerous new way of war.

Secret wars, secret bases and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.

The lessons Washington can't draw from the failure of the military option.

Obama ran a campaign against the foreign policy of the Bush Administration. And then he followed directly in their footsteps.

Four ways the President is pursuing Cheney's geopolitics of global energy.

Blogs

Michael Rubin, AEI's boy wonder, is point man for the coming neoconservative assault on President Obama's Afghanistan exit strategy.

October 22, 2010

"Why fight a war that even the general in charge says can't be won?"

October 7, 2010

Seven months after Iraq's parliamentary election, there’s the first glimmer of a chance that an Iraqi government coalition might be within reach.

October 5, 2010

The journalist who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers speaks out on how the media isn't doing its job in covering the war in Iraq.

October 5, 2010

US forces step up bombing of Pakistan and threaten cross-border ground attacks, and launch offensive in three districts around Kandahar

September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 28's media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick.

September 28, 2010

Gilles Dorronsoro, an iconoclastic visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, says Pakistan can deliver the Taliban to the bargaining table. It's time to try it.

September 24, 2010

A former Cheney aide Michael Waltz blasts Obama at a New America Foundation forum, following the Foundation's recent internal disagreement over the war in Afghanistan.
 

September 14, 2010

Will the "Team B"–style approach open the debate over the Afghan war, in which the establishment has largely closed ranks in support of a failing strategy?

September 10, 2010

Tony Blinken says that the US intends to remove the rest of troops in 2011, but he won't say that they'll leave even if Iraq falls apart. And, he says, there is no dialogue with Iran about Iraq's future.

September 8, 2010