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Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Women in Afghanistan

As the US withdrawal looms, women’s rights advocates plan to carry on their fierce, lonely fight.

Detainee in Guantanamo Bay

How a CIA torture network was turned into the only gulag-free zone on earth.

Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel is no leftist. But he has stood up to AIPAC, the defense industry and the neocons.

A Napalm strike in Vietnam

In his new book Kill Anything That Moves, Nick Turse shows that what were often presented as isolated atrocities were in fact the norm.

Chuck Hagel

Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.

A soldier in Afghanistan

When we will begin to learn the real lessons of Vietnam?

Afghanistan war

Peace forces could join with labor, civil rights and environmental coalitions to pressure Obama to “do some nation-building here at home.”

Barack Obama

How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president? 

Drone flies above Afghanistan

A combination of diplomacy, legal challenges and activism could end the program of US drone strikes.

Blogs

The threat of a reckless US-led assault on Syria is looking closer than ever, but politically-motivated military strikes will only make a horrific war even worse.

August 27, 2013

As Obama prepares for air strike.

August 26, 2013

Obama could be arming fighters who want to take their struggle to Russia itself.

August 6, 2013

He claimed Hiroshima was “a military base.” When tens of thousands of women and children had just been incinerated.

August 6, 2013

Famed film director (and history buff) Oliver Stone tells the story of the bomb in The Untold History of the United States.

August 5, 2013

Leaker revealed thousands of civilian casualties in Iraq that we wouldn’t know about otherwise.

August 3, 2013

Shaye was the first to expose the US cruise missile attack on the Yemeni village of al-Majalah—the first Obama administration-approved attack in Yemen.

July 25, 2013

A bipartisan coalition wanted to prevent President Obama from going ahead with his plan to provide US military aid to Syrian rebels. But House Republican leaders prevented a real oversight vote.

July 24, 2013

Sixty-eight years ago last week the Nuclear Age began with the first successful test of an atomic weapon at the Trinity site in the New Mexico desert.

July 24, 2013

Chairman of Joint Chiefs, former Centcom commander urge caution.

July 23, 2013