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American politicians try not to talk about it, but it's been apparent to the Pakistani security complex for some time: the Afghan Taliban cannot be militarily defeated.

Our rulers thought we could be panicked into a permanent state of war. They underestimated our consciousness and commitment.

Iraqi soldiers in Baquba, Diyala province

Iraqis overwhelmingly support the end of the US occupation. But they still suffer from the divisions it engendered.

It was an ignominious end to America's worst foreign policy disaster since the Vietnam War, and the costs, for both Iraq and the United States, will be felt for some time.

A rug featuring Muammar Qaddafi's image

By ignoring the UN Security Council resolution’s mandate authorizing intervention, NATO may have destroyed the prospects for future legitimate uses of the principle of “responsibility to protect.”

Soldiers in Afghanistan

In a stunning victory for the American peace movement and Iraqi opponents of the US occupation, virtually all US troops will withdraw from Iraq by this December 31.

Ten years into the US occupation of Afghanistan, how can we effectively and humanely end an unwinnable war?

Has the outsourcing of torture been a way to keep human rights groups at bay and protect the US image after Abu Ghraib?

Anwar al-Awlaki

Welcome to the Drone Empire, in which the president's executioners can kill without legal restraint.

Even Barack Obama knows that the political necessity to prove that he is tough on terror can have dangerous consequences for American security and his standing throughout the world.

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Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?

May 23, 2013

The country isn’t dealing with the burden it placed on post-September 11 veterans—and some members of Congress want to start the conversation.

May 14, 2013

Who could forget the fakery around the fall of Saddam's statue? And the mainstream media was cheerleading all the way.

April 9, 2013

Why did Americans take so long to wake up to the loss of life in Iraq? Because the darker side of the invasion wasn't televised.

March 28, 2013

After its shallow coverage of the lead-up to the invasion, the press turned to shallow coverage of the invasion itself.

March 27, 2013

Rather than run a scheduled article critical of newspapers’ irresponsible approach to the Iraq invasion, the Post offered excuses and denials.

March 25, 2013

One decade later, one of the most devastating tragedies in recent memory--a look back and plan forward.

March 23, 2013

Many strident voices who called for war in Iraq are now claiming ignorance and making excuses.

March 22, 2013

The sins of omission in interviewing neocons Richard Perle and Stephen Hadley.

March 22, 2013

In the wake of Citizens United, big campaign donors are buying off not only politicians, but also the local news networks that cover them.

March 21, 2013