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US Troops in Afghanistan

After 9/11, the US invented a new kind of borderless, pre-emptive warfare, plunging the world into an endless cycle of violence.

Baghdad Car Bomb

“Fear, arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate bombing, killing, an uncertain future—this is the new democratic Iraq.”

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.

Blogs

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?

May 23, 2013

The country isn’t dealing with the burden it placed on post-September 11 veterans—and some members of Congress want to start the conversation.

May 14, 2013

Who could forget the fakery around the fall of Saddam's statue? And the mainstream media was cheerleading all the way.

April 9, 2013

Why did Americans take so long to wake up to the loss of life in Iraq? Because the darker side of the invasion wasn't televised.

March 28, 2013

After its shallow coverage of the lead-up to the invasion, the press turned to shallow coverage of the invasion itself.

March 27, 2013

Rather than run a scheduled article critical of newspapers’ irresponsible approach to the Iraq invasion, the Post offered excuses and denials.

March 25, 2013

One decade later, one of the most devastating tragedies in recent memory--a look back and plan forward.

March 23, 2013

Many strident voices who called for war in Iraq are now claiming ignorance and making excuses.

March 22, 2013

The sins of omission in interviewing neocons Richard Perle and Stephen Hadley.

March 22, 2013