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Soldier and humvee in Iraq

Iraqis have a saying: “The rug is never sold”—meaning that there’s always more money to be made from any transaction. American defense contractors would agree.

Eric Bolling on Fox

In the wake of the Paris attacks, moral idiots play their predictable roles.

The sad irony of terrorism is that it sparks a backlash against the very groups it seeks to champion.

Sheldon Adelson

United Against Nuclear Iran collected nearly one-third of its 2013 revenue from the Las Vegas–based casino magnate.

American soldier

Here’s why the “War on Terror” is not your battle.

Drone

Our bloated national security state would boggle the mind of anyone who grew up under the Cold War’s nuclear threat.

In this uncommon book by Emma Williams, Jean Stein and Ibrahim Quraishi, a donkey tries to cheer Gaza’s traumatized children—by becoming a zebra.

Operation Just Cause

From 1989 to 1990, thousands of civilians died and were buried in mass graves in President George H.W. Bush's search for one suspected drug trafficker.

The appearance of Palestinian defeat is an optical illusion—one that hides the probability of eventual Israeli defeat.

Blogs

An American journalist uncovers some ugly truths about the "forgotten war."

March 30, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Stephen Cohen talks with Jon Batchelor about how history informs the Ukranian crisis today.

March 25, 2015

After waiting years for a decision on their visa applications with no explanation for the delay, nine Iraqis are suing the US government they once worked for.

March 20, 2015

After five decades of pretending otherwise, the Pentagon has reluctantly confirmed that Israel does indeed possess nuclear bombs, as well as awesome weapons technology similar to America’s.

March 20, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses whether the ceasefire, enforced by Minsk II, has the potential to return the Russian-Ukrainian border to the Kiev government.

March 19, 2015

Netanyahu won on the back of racism, making liberal support for Israel impossible. But Washington will likely persist.

March 18, 2015

A guilty plea to a misdemeanor, and no jail time.

March 18, 2015

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.

March 17, 2015

The Washington Post publishes a pro-war op-ed that shows why attacking Iran won’t work.

March 16, 2015