Nation Topics - US Wars and Military Action
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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.
The Constitution alone cannot keep the US from fighting wars it shouldn't be involved in—like the one in Libya.
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.