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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?

Revelations about Obama's drone assassinations led to official outrage—against the leakers. It's the policy that warrants investigation.

US soldier in Afghanistan

The MSNBC host and Nation editor at large has always been a thoughtful and fair journalist. That includes how he conducted himself in the controversy around his Memorial Day show.

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The White House says the "number one" reason to stay in Afghanistan is to defeat Al Qaeda. But has that already happened?

March 1, 2012

Kerrey wants to run for the Senate, but back in 1968 he had a My Lai of his own.

February 29, 2012

After two dozen Iraqi civilians were slaughtered, no one paid.

January 25, 2012

Obama needs to make it utterly clear that Netanyahu should avoid war.

January 17, 2012

The liberal firebrand, who will retire from the House next year, championed LGBT rights, worked for a fairer economy and pushed for cutting defense spending.

November 28, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

Eliminating bad guys from the sky, even American citizens, confuses national security with a R-rated video game.

September 30, 2011

 Obama should make a deal with Pakistan, not threaten to bomb it.

September 26, 2011

At last night's debate, the candidates agreed with Ron Paul that the United States needs to focus on needs at home.

September 13, 2011