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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

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

Antiwar sentiment is at the heart of Obama’s base—and also of his appeal to independent voters. 

April 27, 2011

Jackson Diehl, the reliable hawk, opposes diplomatic effort to end the war.

April 25, 2011

A prominent Democrats changes course and says the Obama administration's war in Afghanistan is no longer winnable.

April 20, 2011

Discussion continues of setting up a Taliban office in Ankara.

April 13, 2011

Everyone. And no one. Whom exactly are we fighting again?

April 11, 2011

Once again, the president is being challenged by a rebellious military reluctant to give him options to end the war in Afghanistan.

April 1, 2011

The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011

It's time to resolve the disconnect between public opinion and government policy towards Afghanistan.

March 23, 2011

Obama's Afghanistan adviser backs new report on peace talks.

March 23, 2011