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Why did the senior State Department representative resign from his Afghanistan post?

The US military's reinvented counterinsurgency turns out to be the same old brutal game.

What the WikiLeaks revelations tell us about how Washington runs Pakistan.

Under Obama, the American war dead have, it seems, like the war they are now fighting, generally gone into the dustbin of news coverage.

Domestic and global trends suggest that in 2025, just 15 years from now, the American century could all be over except for the shouting.

Neither aggressive diplomacy nor coercive diplomacy will work. How can Obama work his way out of this dead end?

Jeremy Scahill on The Rachel Maddow Show following peace talk fraud revelation: "If they can't even figure out who is a real Taliban leader to meet with, what does that say about the people who are being killed on a regular basis by special operation forces?" 

To understand just how bad the new Congress is likely to be for peace on Earth, one has to understand how incredibly awful Congress has been during the past four years and then measure the ways in which things are likely to become even worse.

How the "War on Terror" is threatening the presumption of innocence.

Blogs

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

A new film aims to help end American indifference to the tragedy of drone warfare. 

October 24, 2013