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Obama briefs congressional delegation on Syria

Why saying no to Syria matters (and it's not about Syria).

President Barack Obama

Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes. 

John Kerry

President Obama was right to seek congressional approval to strike Syria—but a bipartisan coalition must turn him down.

Hiroshima

August 6 marks sixty-eight years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

Barack Obama

Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.

Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan on the Brink,  civil wars, Asif Ali Zardari

Ahmed Rashid’s gloomy, essential account of the divisive US-Pakistan alliance.

Anwar al-Awlaki

How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011.

With the killing of Awlaki, the president of the United States became judge, jury and executioner for American citizens.

Chlorine plant Iraq

Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.

Blogs

After last night's re-election, progressives wonder if the US is in for four more years of extrajudicial killings. 

November 7, 2012

Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta spews happy talk at a NATO meeting.

October 10, 2012

A year ago, the repeal of “don't ask, don't tell” was a great step for LGB rights, but it did not nearly go far enough.

September 26, 2012

The crisis in Syria veers toward regionwide sectarian explosion.

September 6, 2012

Though hardly a blip in campaign news, the 2,000th American troop has been killed—many by our own allies, the Afghan security forces—and inattention still abounds. 

August 23, 2012

Draw your own conclusions.

August 20, 2012

Russia warns US against backing rebels.

July 18, 2012

All while the UN and Kofi Annan continue to seek diplomatic solution.

July 5, 2012

It’s a high-stakes poker game over the future of Bashar Assad.

June 19, 2012