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Our government has always justified its worst abuses of power—here and abroad—on the basis of “national security.”

American military involvement would inflame, not ease, Iraq’s sectarian divisions.

Vietnam

In fifty years of nearly nonstop American warfare, we’ve learned little and achieved less.

A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Driven by the idée fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen.

Vietnam War timeline

The Pentagon’s whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered.

US Special forces

The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

(Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.

Blogs

President Obama’s decision to ask Congress to authorize any action towards Syria is both courageous and correct—now it’s time for democracy to work. 

September 3, 2013

The “800-pound gorilla” off limits?

September 3, 2013

Is President Obama planning to assassinate President Assad of Syria?

September 3, 2013

The president's decision to bomb Syria makes no strategic sense whatsoever, and it will lots of people for no reason at all.

September 1, 2013

Obama’s choice delays military intervention and opens way for debate on whether strikes are justified.

August 31, 2013

Margaret Sullivan calls out the Times for lack of skepticism.

August 30, 2013

Eric on the hidden treasure in the new Bob Dylan; Reed on the impending airstrikes in Syria.

August 30, 2013

An aimless, nonsensical attack.

August 30, 2013

After days of following the White House line, skeptical reporting and punditry has arrived.

August 29, 2013

More than 150 House Democrats and Republicans say: “Congress must assert our authority.”

August 29, 2013