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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

Following Bill Clinton’s cruel economic sanctions, Joe Biden and John Kerry were complicit in the “non-debate” during the run-up to the invasion.

March 20, 2013

We owe the people of Iraq an enormous debt.

March 18, 2013

The good, the bad and the ugly of what was said and written back in those heady days.

March 17, 2013

 Better late than never? But still, no reporters or editors are being held accountable.

March 14, 2013

The group's career suffered over Natalie Maines' comment against invading Iraq.

March 10, 2013

Rand Paul provided an illustration of what filibuster reformers have been seeking.

March 7, 2013

Let’s hope the Obama administration kills the expensive and misguided China containment plan.

March 7, 2013

Members of the party of a sitting president have a higher responsibility to raise constitutional concerns about drone policy.

February 10, 2013

The former Republican senator has an independent streak that unsettles Republicans, and even some Democrats. 

January 31, 2013

A new book shows that incidents like the My Lai massacre were part of the widescale killing of non-combatants.

January 30, 2013