Nation Topics - US Wars and Military Action
News and Features
Perhaps, once the United States recovers its moral bearings, it will be ready to recognize the bravery of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.
When it comes to US foreign policy and the Muslim world, it’s as if we remain fixed in the eleventh century in a perpetual battle of “us” against “them.”
Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, a great many of America’s domestic prisons also routinely abuse inmates and in actual practice are often beyond the rule of law.
Democrats collaborated with Republicans in keeping Afghanistan and Iraq out of the election debate. Why? Because they've become Obama's wars.
"The US has basically already lost the war in Afghanistan," says Jeremy Scahill, just back from two weeks reporting unembedded in that country.
The cost of turning away from war's horrific realities.
Can talks with the Taliban end the war in Afghanistan? If Obama wants to find out, then he must halt combat operations, night raids and drone attacks.
Female Engagement Teams join the counterinsurgency.
How brutal raids are sabotaging the political strategy the US claims to support in Afghanistan.
Documents recently released by WikiLeaks confirm that the Pentagon knew about the real civilian death toll in Iraq, and that security forces were torturing detainees.
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