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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.

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