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The former British diplomat recounts his own whistleblowing and the benefits and dangers of the WikiLeaks dipomatic cables dump.

Have you noticed that Lockheed Martin, the giant weapons corporation, is shadowing you? If you have a life, Lockheed Martin is likely a part of it.

What it means when Obama says we have the world’s finest fighting force.

For a country embroiled in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, once you begin down the path of invasion and occupation, turning back is as difficult as an addict going cold turkey.

The Department of Defense's December review of Afghan strategy glossed over real challenges to the US involvement in the country's political and economic development.

Why did the senior State Department representative resign from his Afghanistan post? The full interview.

Our war has radicalized Pakistanis, turning many against the West and their own government.

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.

Blogs

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

August 28, 2014

The president continues a two-decade legacy of wrapping the military option in Iraq in humanitarian packaging.

August 8, 2014

Fifty years ago, Senators Wayne Morse and Ernest Gruening cast visionary votes against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and war in Southeast Asia.

August 7, 2014

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

Washington’s armchair generals are salivating at the world’s current turmoil, seeing a chance to rehabilitate themselves.

July 23, 2014

Democrats and Republicans warn of the perils of imagining there is a military "fix."

July 3, 2014

Instead of ignoring what the neo-cons have to say about the present crisis in Iraq, maybe we should do this...

June 24, 2014

US media are (finally) facing criticism for relying on the same horribly wrong sources that led us to war in Iraq in 2003.

June 22, 2014

Hint: not by bombing it.

June 17, 2014

Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 illustrates the dangers of Western military intervention.

June 10, 2014