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The calls for escalating military action against Islamic State (IS) ignore 13 years of evidence that US intervention usually accomplishes the opposite of what Washington intends.
The father of a young man captured while fighting for the Taliban in 2001 reminds us of the “dark side” of US policy after 9/11.
President Barack Obama made a big deal of turning the page on Bush-era “interrogration techniques,” but how much has really changed?
Once again, the media fails to address the issue underlying much of the violence in Iraq—control over its most precious resource.
“Of course we are proud to be in the fight. Kirkuk is our city.”
As young Muslim men disappear into US prisons for “pre-crimes” they haven’t committed, activists demand justice.
Imagine if drone wars had a human face all the time so that we could understand what it was like to live constantly with the specter of death.
Driven by the idée fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, many Americans continue to believe that brutality, torture and rank illegality is the road to national safety.
Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America.
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