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The mob that breached the US embassy was angry about an anti-Muslim film—but the country’s resentment of US policy runs much deeper.

Obama’s “Smart Power’ foreign policy not smart at all.

How quickly will the United States leave Afghanistan?

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.

Blogs

The editors want more weapons and military "steadfastedness" against Beijing.

January 2, 2011

It's mostly spin, not substance, and the real fight over what to do in Afghanistan will come early next spring.

December 16, 2010

While too many leading American journalists and most politicians cower, Michael Moore steps up to say: "WikiLeaks, God bless them, will save lives as a result of their actions. And any of you who join me in supporting them are committing a true act of patriotism. Period."

December 14, 2010

As war rages on in Afghanistan and Iraq as well, US Special Operations Forces and the CIA are engaged in covert wars waged in near total darkness and largely away from effective Congressional oversight or journalistic scrutiny.

December 9, 2010

A think-tank task forces tells Iraq: let our troops stay indefinitely, or we'll take all our marbles and go home.

December 3, 2010

Secret cables from US officials in Pakistan confirm that elite US Special Operations Forces have engaged in offensive operations in Pakistan despite repeated US denials.

December 1, 2010

A true heir to the founders of a republic forged in opposition to colonialism, Chalmers Johnson gave us a modern language to explain the folly of empire.

November 23, 2010

 In an address marking the start of the Muslim holiday, Aid-al-Adha, the reclusive Taliban leader declares, "The enemy is retreating and facing siege in all parts of the country day in and day out."

November 15, 2010

Veterans Day reflections on troops in and out of war, Keith Olbermann and journalists' transparency, Alter-reviews and the mail.

November 15, 2010

Another four years of war in Afghanistan is far too long, but at least the administration is talking about an end point.

November 15, 2010