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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 War in Afghanistan is the longest in US history and the most expensive. What are we doing there?

February 9, 2011

On Tuesday night, Obama glossed over his failures in foreign policy.

January 26, 2011

A flawed parliamentary election in September has inflamed politics and pushed the country closer to civil war, on top of the insurgency already underway.

January 21, 2011

Cleric, returned after four years in Iran, challenges Maliki to expel American troops–or else.

January 10, 2011

The military has floated plans to send Special Forces across the Afghan border into Pakistan's tribal areas. Not gonna happen.

January 8, 2011

Seventeen years after Bill Clinton's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" compromise, the institutionalized closet in the military should soon be gone. With the Senate vote to repeal, lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans have won the right to serve openly without fear of losing their jobs.

December 21, 2010

From dumb to dumber in Afghanistan: the US military wants to use Special Forces to invade Pakistan.

December 21, 2010

President Obama's chief adviser on counterterrorism is mum on whether the administration is planning a covert war In Yemen.

December 20, 2010

The Obama administration, the Pentagon, and the Brookings Institution might want to keep American troops in Iraq for years, but the Iraqis have other ideas.

December 20, 2010

It's mostly spin, not substance, and the real fight over what to do in Afghanistan will come early next spring.

December 16, 2010