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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.

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In The Passage of Power, Robert Caro shows that LBJ’s brilliance as a politician lay not in his idealism but his opportunism.

Bradley Manning

As people who have devoted our lives to forging a more peaceful and just world, we salute Manning's courage and condemn his treatment at the hands of the government.

The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban has rightly captured the world’s attention. But what about the invisible child victims of US drones?

In memoirs and novels, Iraq vets reflect on war’s dehumanizing consequences.

The mob that breached the US embassy was angry about an anti-Muslim film—but the country’s resentment of US policy runs much deeper.

How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil’s rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.

If US troops find themselves morally injured, shouldn’t we ask: Who put them in the position to suffer such wounds in the first place?

Blogs

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

January 30, 2013

As US forces prepare to pull out, are we leaving Afghanistan on the brink of chaos and civil war?

January 29, 2013

The documentary on covert operations around the world takes home the Cinematography award.

January 27, 2013

The man Obama recently nominated for Secretary of Defense could alter the trajectory of the president’as center-right military policy.

January 8, 2013

Arguments will be made for Obama’s Defense pick. But Hagel’s vote to authorize Bush and Cheney to attack Iraq should raise eyebrows—and questions.

January 7, 2013

Violence in Iraq is going from bad to worse, in tandem with neighboring Syria.

January 3, 2013

The Ohio Democrat opposed wars that needed to be opposed, fought to preserve civil liberties and always sided with workers and farmers against corporations.

January 3, 2013

Isn't a slaughtered child is a slaughtered child, regardless of where they come from?

December 24, 2012

It’s not just all “military age males” being targeted in Afghanistan. Now, it’s kids, too, says the Military Times.

December 4, 2012

As the number of civilian casualties mounts, our nation's “kill list” only grows longer. 

November 19, 2012