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What makes drones so frightening to us now, when they have actually been around for decades?

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.

Blogs

An Obama diplomatic offensive on Afghanistan is long overdue.

October 21, 2013

Someday we may live in a world where war and militarization were rare, but, until then, we must demand the protection of innocent life when conflicts happen.

September 19, 2013

There are choices beyond war, and they start with a cease-fire and diplomacy.

August 26, 2013

Whether gas was used or not, getting involved in Syria’s civil war is a bad idea.

August 22, 2013

The carnage in Iraq is escalating, even as the Islamist-led rebellion in Syria seems unending.

July 30, 2013

If so, President Obama ought to fire him.

June 24, 2013

Congress should always check and balance plans to support rebels in foreign conflicts. But thatrsquo;s especially true when 70 percent of Americans think it’s a bad idea.

June 18, 2013

Why is the US targeting and killing US citizens in drone strikes?

June 7, 2013

Days after Obama announces new, restraining “rules” on drones, a drone strike has killed at least four in Pakistan.

May 29, 2013

Yesterday, Obama laid out the justification for killing US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki. But his reasoning had very little legal grounding at all. 

May 24, 2013