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

A patrol in Afghanistan

President Obama is about to make a major decision regarding US troops in Afghanistan. Progressives must push him to pull out of the quagmire and reinvest at home.

At the highest levels, what’s civilian and what’s military are increasingly difficult to tell apart as the two spheres blur and blend. 

There is ferocious repression across the Middle East. Why are the UN's sights trained only on Libya?

One hundred seventy-eight House Democrats voted for Jim McGovern's measure to accelerate withdrawal from Afghanistan, sending a united antiwar Democratic message to the president.

Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden's death offers President Obama a chance to end the war in Afghanistan and to prevent one in Pakistan.

President Obama is on the verge of deciding how many troops to pull out of Afghanistan starting this July—and whether he'll pull them all out by December. His second term rests on his getting the US out of the war.

Now that Osama bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is scattered around the globe, does it really make sense to keep using over 100,000 U.S. troops to occupy Afghanistan and prop up a corrupt government?  Over a dozen members of Congress don’t think so.

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs, former Centcom commander urge caution.

July 23, 2013

If it happens, it will be because the United States and Pakistan agree on a role for the Taliban in a reshaped government in Kabul.

June 29, 2013

Congressman Peter Welch is building a bipartisan coalition to  block military aid to Syrian rebel groups until authorized by Congress.

June 27, 2013

Kerry’s the hawk, and the military and the Defense Department look like doves. Go figure.

June 27, 2013

No time to lose, if Afghanistan is to avoid full-blown civil war in 2015.

June 18, 2013

The House backs faster withdrawal from Afghanistan and says new initiatives must be approved by Congress. But will Congress be as assertive regarding new military adventures?

June 17, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

The drama about the leaks shouldn't overwhelm the drama in the leaks themselves

June 6, 2013

Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen, and he should have been afforded the rights guaranteed under the constitution. 

June 5, 2013

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

June 3, 2013