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Nearly ten years have passed since Washington set out to redeem the Greater Middle East. In the pursuit of its saving mission, the American messiah has pretty much worn itself out.

 

Nine common terms associated with our present wars that probably don’t mean what you think they mean.

The Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the required Congressional approval.

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.

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More than two-dozen groups are calling on lawmakers to address serious gaps and inconsistencies in the president’s strategy.

September 16, 2014

US military officials outlined several scenarios ground troops could end up fighting in Iraq and said Obama hasn’t closed the door.

September 16, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

The Obama administration’s legal justification for expanding military action in Iraq and Syria is hypocritical and based on tenuous logic.

September 11, 2014

Congress has a constitutional duty to debate and vote on Obama’s plan to expand the US role in Iraq and Syria.

September 10, 2014

Candidate Seth Moulton is in “the long tradition of men and women who served and then used their public positions to speak out against war…”

September 10, 2014

The orthodox American policy is that if challenged, the US must go to war to prove itself, to show the world it is still Superman and willing to shed blood and treasure to defend that franchise.

September 4, 2014

The Cheney family takes a break from their busy lives (of being generally horrible) to answer some questions.

September 2, 2014

How the Israel lobby is pushing us to war with Iran.

September 2, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on The Washington Post's call for war. 

August 28, 2014