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From signature strikes in Pakistan to police violence in Baltimore, the state is seemingly uninterested in even counting how many people it kills.

Napalm strike in South Vietnam

The Vietnam War was indisputably an American-grown disaster. But why let truth stand in the way of glory?

On the war’s 50th anniversary, peace activists will be challenging the Pentagon’s whitewashed history.

Ashraf Ghani

In the new politics of Afghanistan, the Obama administration finds itself being reduced to the status of bystander.

Afghanistan Drone

When it comes to the Pentagon’s new spending budget, the answer is not more money. 

Drone in Afghanistan

An internal Air Force memo reveals that the US military’s drone wars are in major trouble.

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

Blogs

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

A Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report reveals the major recipients of DoD's Afghanistan reconstruction programs.

March 31, 2015

An American journalist uncovers some ugly truths about the “forgotten war.”

March 30, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015

No—Zacarias Moussaoui’s spectacular claims are nonsense. But both the Saudi and US governments did create the monster that became Al Qaeda.

February 6, 2015

The mission isn't “over”… it’s just been reassigned.

February 4, 2015

Ashton Carter will tell the Senate Wednesday he would recommend more troops if conditions “degrade.”

February 4, 2015