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From Pearl Harbor to 9/11, every single chapter in the history of the extension of US power has opened with the same sentence: “Innocent Americans were treacherously attacked…”

Exploring the war crisis that lurks behind the debt-ceiling crisis.

A look at America’s "singular achievement" in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Greater Middle East.

Nearly ten years have passed since Washington set out to redeem the Greater Middle East. In the pursuit of its saving mission, the American messiah has pretty much worn itself out.

 

Politicians are finally catching up with the American people by questioning our continued involvement in Afghanistan.

Congress doesn't want a vote on Libya. That will make it all the easier to blame the Democrats if the mission goes sour.

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have started questioning the constitutionality of Obama's announcement that the US will pursue military operations in Libya.

How long will the US and its allies ignore the elephant in the room posed by an alliance for human rights and anti-terrorism with regimes in the Middle East that stand for neither?

The former British diplomat recounts his own whistleblowing and the benefits and dangers of the WikiLeaks dipomatic cables dump.

Blogs

In an op-ed, a soldier asks if he was wrong in accidentally killing Afghan civilians—but do Americans really care?

January 25, 2013

The probing parts of the talk show host’s interview were cut before broadcast.

January 23, 2013

The tough guy might yet rein in drones. And steer the CIA away from covert ops to intelligence collection.

January 22, 2013

The president continues to expand drone strikes and special operations, even as he decries the country’s war footing.

January 22, 2013

For all the droning on about US gun violence, it would be good to hear someone drone on just a bit about US drones.

January 11, 2013

Data obtained by The Nation show that recent attacks on US troops by uniformed Afghans will also mean higher civilian casualties. 

September 18, 2012

The crisis in Syria veers toward regionwide sectarian explosion.

September 6, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 16, 2012

Who died and made America boss?

August 14, 2012

The ayatollahs have their endgame, too.

August 1, 2012