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US Marine

How governments, NGOs, and conservative think tanks turned the language of human rights on its head.

Iraq

Why Iraq remains a quagmire after decades of intervention, trillions of dollars, the full weight of American military power, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

Sterling conviction

It’s a warning shot—not only against whistleblowing but against basic communication with journalists by government employees.

The APA’s collusion was crucial because other physicians were increasingly reluctant to participate in the interrogations.

It would constrain some of the worst excesses of the Patriot Act, but it doesn’t go nearly far enough.

Napalm strike in South Vietnam

The Vietnam War was indisputably an American-grown disaster. But why let truth stand in the way of glory?

Brigadier General James Linder

The US military publicly insists its presence in Africa is negligible. Is that why they call it an American “battlefield” behind closed doors?

This is only the latest in a string of terror attacks since Kenya invaded Somalia in 2011.

Afghanistan Drone

When it comes to the Pentagon’s new spending budget, the answer is not more money. 

Sydney hostage crisis

There’s only one problem with the rising crescendo of alarm about lone wolves: most of it simply isn’t true.

Blogs

Benjamin Netanyahu opts to welcome a likely Iran nuclear deal with a silly propaganda cartoon, exposing himself as the real joke.

July 1, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a horrific Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets—and tools—of violence.

March 11, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements deserve our solidarity—not our bombs.

February 10, 2015

When the left abdicated its outreach to marginalized communities, the Islamists moved in.

February 6, 2015

There's no purely military solution to the insurgency raging across northeastern Nigeria.

February 3, 2015

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014