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Anwar al-Awlaki

How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011.

Syrian boy living in Mafraq, Jordan

After fleeing violence at home, Syrians struggle to eke out a new life in Jordan’s cities and towns.

The Tsarnaev brothers

It appears the Tsarnaev brothers were self-motivated. But their Salafist extremism was itself one outgrowth of the brutal Chechen wars of independence against Russia.

With the killing of Awlaki, the president of the United States became judge, jury and executioner for American citizens.

Iraq

What used to be called "shell shock" is now the daily stress of living in a war zone.

Afghan patrol

The US has managed to turn a post-communist, enemy-less world into a hive of imminent threat.

Invisible War

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering tell The Nation what the military can do to prevent sexual assault.

Obama in Israel

We continue to obsess about Iran's fantasy weapons, but pay remarkably little attention to the existing nuclear weapons in the region—Israel's.

Gitmo

Before the Iraq War, there was Guantánamo, the AUMF, My Lai and more. What you don’t know can hurt you.

Blogs

Citizens and a challenger pressure a Maine senator to abandon opposition to a bill that would require reports on civilian casulaties.

November 25, 2013

Editorials and punditry surrounding the Iran nuclear agreements in Geneva.

November 25, 2013

Did Kennedy intend to bring an end to the Vietnam War after his re-election?

November 21, 2013

US gets nine bases, permission for 10,000 troops, not subject to Afghan law, needing no visas, and with ability to continue night raids.

November 21, 2013

Senator Merkley wants President Obama to consult Congress before agreeing to another decade of war. 

November 20, 2013

In the first in a series for the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, this historian answers your questions.

November 19, 2013

Arendt's life and work have been debated in our pages possibly more than those of any other twentieth-century philosopher.

November 16, 2013

Commanders are also encouraging service members to lobby against Senator Gillibrand’s bill. 

November 15, 2013

In trying to obtain VA benefits for the mental health effects of military sexual trauma, many survivors face bureaucratic hurdles, long delays and ultimately, rejection. 

November 11, 2013