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President Barack Obama delivered a national address on Sunday, May 1 to explain the operation that led to Osama bin Laden's killing.

Will he risk multiple military quagmires or campaign on a pledge to pull troops out of Afghanistan and Pakistan and drones out of Pakistan and Libya?

How often do empires end well, really? They live vampirically by feeding off others until, sooner or later, they begin to feed on themselves, to suck their own blood, to hollow themselves out.

On the Libyan intervention, the question demands to be asked: Are we winning yet? And if not, why persist in an effort for which great pain is repaid with such little gain?

The critical issue before this nation today is not Libyan democracy; it is American democracy.

Is the US supplying a dictator with arms and training to suppress the Yemeni people?

The Dangerous US Game in Yemen

If President Saleh falls, the US will have lost a pliant partner in its “global war on terror.”

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel speaks with Middle East scholar Juan Cole about his open letter to the left on Libya.

The Libya Intervention

Military “solutions” to grave humanitarian crises are tempting, but history shows that they rarely solve anything.

The Innocence of the Liberal Hawk

Libya is not Iraq. And yet the flaws in logic, strategy and morality remain the same.

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Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

April 16, 2014

Obama finally started making plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan, and members of Congress are speaking up. 

February 26, 2014

A drone strike in Yemen in December may have killed civilians and violated Obama’s targeted killing policies, a new report says. 

February 21, 2014

To prevent mental illness in American soldiers, bring them home.

February 4, 2014

Bill's Keller's justifications for intervention in Syria sound awfully familiar. 

January 15, 2014

Obama wants another decade of war in Afghanistan—but a new book says he’s already lost faith in the mission. 

January 7, 2014

How does Obama justify killing innocents this time?

December 18, 2013

How a propaganda goof by Richard Nixon’s administration midwifed an urban legend that scarred American foreign policy and domestic politics for a generation.

December 3, 2013

Did Kennedy intend to bring an end to the Vietnam War after his re-election?

November 21, 2013

Senator Merkley wants President Obama to consult Congress before agreeing to another decade of war. 

November 20, 2013