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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.

How would Americans react if air power was used in the US the way it's been used in Afghanistan?

What can the United States learn from the Soviet Union's collapse?

What role and responsibility does the United States have for the situation in Yemen?

The Pentagon’s Afghan basing plans for prisons, drones and black ops.

Blogs

It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

July 21, 2014

Be careful what you say about drones—they might be listening.

July 1, 2014

The Iraq-Syria civil clearly befuddles Washington—but not Tehran.

June 25, 2014

The crisis has a political solution, not a military one—and Iraq’s armed forces are now officially hopeless.

June 23, 2014

The White House ought to listen to its better angels and concentrate on politics and diplomacy.

June 20, 2014

Reed on Iraq and the US establishment press.

June 18, 2014

Clinton reverts back to one of the worst Bush-era tropes on the war.

June 16, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Bergdahl scandal. 

June 11, 2014

The president delivers a robust defense of his reluctance to use military force. Well, except for drones.

May 28, 2014

Tomorrow’s West Point speech may explain it all.

May 27, 2014