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Barack Obama

How much are the Democrats counting on the profits and jobs generated by arming the world in the coming election?

How two wars in the Greater Middle East revealed the weakness of the global superpower.

The recently-exposed massacre in Haditha is just one example of American soldiers' abuse of Iraqi civilians.

An investigation by TomDispatch reveals the outlines of a secretive training program in the Middle East that is funded by Pentagon, and wholly at odds with Washington’s professed aims of supporting democratic reform.

The United States’ current conflicts abroad are “1 percent wars”—remote, imperial wars of choice in which 99 percent of Americans have no stake.

The single most monstrous mistake of the Bush years—the confusion of military with economic power—has been set in stone.

In our new landscape of imperial defeat, it’s remarkable how consistently things that are officially going so well are actually going so badly.

Think of Iraq as the AIG of wars, only this bailout is still going on.

Meet the secret bases that make up the backbone of a new American robotic way of war.

Peter Van Buren is a State Department employee—who might get fired for disseminating public information about WikiLeaks online.

Blogs

Iyad Allawi, Muqtada al-Sadr mull an anti-Maliki alliance as the prime minister cracks down on protests.

March 7, 2011

The Democratic National Committee, thanks to Barbara Lee, reminds Obama about his July deadline.

February 28, 2011

The War in Afghanistan is the longest in US history and the most expensive. What are we doing there?

February 9, 2011

General Petraeus speaks on sinking his teeth into Afghanistan.

January 26, 2011

A flawed parliamentary election in September has inflamed politics and pushed the country closer to civil war, on top of the insurgency already underway.

January 21, 2011

A US military chaplain in Iraq says it's time to go.

January 18, 2011

Israeli leader angered by Mossad chief's comment that Iran won't have a bomb before 2015.

January 12, 2011

Missouri democrat to ex-Marine whose office is charged with mishandling millions of dollars intended for Afghanistan reconstruction. "I don't mean to be cruel. I don't think you're the right person for this job."

January 11, 2011

What we see when we see the photos of the first twenty detainees the Bush administration transferred to Camp X-Ray.

January 11, 2011

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

January 2, 2011