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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.

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.

Blogs

The MSNBC host promises new revelations—will she cover colleagues' support for the war?

February 14, 2013

Drawing down soldiers by 2016 isn’t fast enough—just look at the many civilians killed by the US military and the prisoners tortured by US-trained forces.

February 12, 2013

We just witnessed one of the most absurd, embarrassing hearings in recent Washington memory.

January 31, 2013

In an op-ed, a soldier asks if he was wrong in accidentally killing Afghan civilians—but do Americans really care?

January 25, 2013

The probing parts of the talk show host’s interview were cut before broadcast.

January 23, 2013

The tough guy might yet rein in drones. And steer the CIA away from covert ops to intelligence collection.

January 22, 2013

The president continues to expand drone strikes and special operations, even as he decries the country’s war footing.

January 22, 2013

For all the droning on about US gun violence, it would be good to hear someone drone on just a bit about US drones.

January 11, 2013

Data obtained by The Nation show that recent attacks on US troops by uniformed Afghans will also mean higher civilian casualties. 

September 18, 2012

The crisis in Syria veers toward regionwide sectarian explosion.

September 6, 2012