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How drones, special operations forces and the US Navy plan to end national sovereignty as we know it.

The Obama administration's alternatives to large-scale military operations are, in some ways, far more drastic and dangerous for US interests around the globe.

What seventy downed drones reveal about the new American way of war.

A detainee at Guantánamo Bay

With Obama's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, the prison becomes a permanent fixture.

What a busted robot airplane tells us about American empire in 2012 and beyond.

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.

Blogs

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

After last night's re-election, progressives wonder if the US is in for four more years of extrajudicial killings. 

November 7, 2012