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No Man's Land Near Lens, France

Was World War I the outcome of elite machinations?

The Battle of Somme

The first day of the Battle of Somme was one of the deadliest in history.

Polio vaccination in Damsacus

The growing humanitarian catastrophe is not just an accidental outcome of the conflict—the Assad regime has been deliberately targeting healthcare infrastructure and personnel.

(Reuters/Jason Reed)

Supporters of “enhanced interrogation” tout dubious claims of its effectiveness but ignore two cases where it failed to thwart terrorism.

For nearly four decades, Sahrawis have struggled for independence from Morocco. There are growing fears of a return to arms.

Troops in Afghanistan (Lewis Whyld/Press Association via AP Images)

The New York Times and Washington Post are both guilty of attacking this timeless straw man.

Blogs

Imagine! A great world power wants to expand its military reach.

January 6, 2011

Why some journalists aren't defending WikiLeaks, a new cable revealing information on Iran, Bradley Manning's impending trial and more.

January 4, 2011

The herculean effort required to win Senate ratification of a modest arms reduction treaty is a stark reminder of how tough it will be to reach more far-reaching agreements on nuclear weapons in the 112th Congress.

January 3, 2011

The editors want more weapons and military "steadfastedness" against Beijing.

January 2, 2011

By a vote of 71-26 this afternoon, the Senate passed the nuclear arms control agreement between the US and Russia, securing another major victory for Democrats in the lame duck session of Congress.

December 22, 2010