Nation Topics - US Wars and Military Action
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Welcome to the Drone Empire, in which the president's executioners can kill without legal restraint.
Even Barack Obama knows that the political necessity to prove that he is tough on terror can have dangerous consequences for American security and his standing throughout the world.
State Department employee Peter Van Buren was sent to Iraq to help rebuild it. The result was an exercise in Murphy's Law.
Peter Van Buren is a State Department employee—who might get fired for disseminating public information about WikiLeaks online.
The neocons, with strong support in Congress and the Pentagon, are fighting a rear-guard battle to extend a major US troop presence beyond this year. Can the peace movement head them off?
How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.
Is the Obama national security team a pilotless drone?
The increasing involvement of unmanned drones in our warmaking suggests that it might be useful to stop thinking of war in exclusively human terms.
Four reasons why Pfc. Bradley Manning deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, not a prison cell.
In Obama's Afghanistan speech, signs of the Great American Unraveling.
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