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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

For the first time since the Vietnam War, mayors are calling for ending wars and redirecting funds to services at home.

June 21, 2011

Republicans waxing dovish as Obama nears Afghan decision.

June 15, 2011

Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011

President Obama is looking for a good reason to leave Afghanistan, and $113 billion a year could be it.

May 31, 2011

The American experiment was founded on the principle that "permanent war" was to be avoided, as it posed the greatest threat to liberty. This Memorial Day, Americans should recommit to that wise premise.

May 29, 2011

Underway for months, the talks are aimed at starting what will be a long process toward a political settlement of the war.

May 17, 2011

And other important observations from a German resident of Kandahar.

May 16, 2011

The first Republican presidential debate featured clear calls from two candidates to respond to the death of Osama bin Laden by exiting Afghanistan.

May 6, 2011

The Obama administration suggests bin Laden's death could accelerate peace talks with the Taliban.

May 4, 2011

The Senate's number-two Democrat wonders why the United States is sending troops to die in an unwinnable war. How many other legislators will follow?

May 3, 2011