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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.

Edward Snowden

Although living in exile from the country he loves, Snowden is warm, centered and engaged and follows debates about surveillance with a keen legal acumen.

James Clapper

Dear Abby’s military counterpart answers questions about leaks, spies and military furniture.

UN chemical weapons inspectors

An operation of this scale, in the midst of a civil war with a fragmented armed opposition, has never been attempted before.

President Barack Obama at UN

Eight exceptional(ly dumb) American achievements of the twenty-first century.

Blogs

Will the leaders listen to the people this time?

June 18, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014

Hint: not by bombing it.

June 17, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014

Like 2003 all over again, American pundits debate new intervention in Iraq.

June 13, 2014

New documents raise questions about the soldier's mental health. 

June 12, 2014

As pundits droned on about Eric Cantor, Iraq descended into ever greater chaos.

June 12, 2014

Washington and Tehran could be allies, and Saudi Arabia could help seal the deal.

June 11, 2014

Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 illustrates the dangers of Western military intervention.

June 10, 2014