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Iraq Veterans Against the War and human rights organizations in both the US and Iraq are collecting signatures for a petition to pressure the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to hold a hearing on the human rights impacts of US wars.

Border

Here's how to turn the US-Mexican border into a war zone.

Mike McConnell

Defense contractors and the government officials that pay them are more than happy to preserve the threat of attack—to their financial benefit. 

Computer user

What is the NSA doing with your metadata?

Julian Assange

Just as the Assange saga consumes too much of Alex Gibney’s film, so today’s Snowden obsession deflects attention away from our sprawling surveillance state.

The amendment to the Defense Authorization Act urges robust negotiations toward a diplomatic settlement.

NSA

Thanks to whistleblower Edward Snowden, we now know that an army of private contractors can monitor anyone’s phone calls and e-mails.

Aleppo

A special report from behind rebel lines. Says one fighter, ‘The hatred in our hearts is growing. I worry that one day it will be bigger than our dreams.’

A bride in Jordan

Early marriage and domestic violence in the camps are a fact of life for girls fleeing the civil war.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

Blogs

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) will propose a diplomacy and accountability amendment.

September 10, 2013

When it comes to Syria, why should we trust President Obama? After all, he clearly doesn’t trust us.

September 9, 2013

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel goes on ABC’s This Week to say why she believes the US should not strike Syria.

September 9, 2013

The history of American militarism informs the administration’s schizophrenic posturing on Syria. 

September 6, 2013

The ambassador to the UN acknowledged that there are valid questions about military strikes, but her speech was short on convincing answers. 

September 6, 2013

Senators float bill that would demand Assad sign Chemical Weapons Convention treaty.

September 6, 2013

Vermont's senator, Bernie Sanders says, "I fear very much that US involvement in another war in the Middle East, and the cost of that war, will make it even harder for Congress to protect working families.”

September 6, 2013

The US must send a message not only to Assad, but also to the Syrian opposition.

September 5, 2013

With lawmakers preparing to cast their votes on Syria, Chris Hayes explains where he stands. 

September 5, 2013