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Jeremy Scahill explains that Osama bin Laden is dead, but so are the hundreds of thousands of victims of the US War on Terror

Find links to all of The Nation's coverage of the killing Osama bin Laden, and what it means for the war on terror, here.

In efforts to target Al Qaeda members in Yemen, the US has unintentionally weakened President Saleh’s regime.

How long will the US and its allies ignore the elephant in the room posed by an alliance for human rights and anti-terrorism with regimes in the Middle East that stand for neither?

Does the silence of the Obama administration on the uprisings in Yemen have something to do with the US-backed president's role as a crucial partner in the war on terror?

Between indefinite detentions in Guantánamo and the treatment of Bradley Manning, President Obama has shown that the poisonous shards of Abu Ghraib are still with us.

Ignorance is the real victor in the president’s decision to abandon the effort to bring the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attack to account in civilian court.

Congressman Peter King's dark fantasies about American Muslims are intruding on reality.

For a country embroiled in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, once you begin down the path of invasion and occupation, turning back is as difficult as an addict going cold turkey.

Blogs

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

Virtually every Bush-era claim about torture doesn’t withstand scrutiny after the investigation.

December 9, 2014

More than two-dozen groups are calling on lawmakers to address serious gaps and inconsistencies in the president’s strategy.

September 16, 2014

The orthodox American policy is that if challenged, the US must go to war to prove itself, to show the world it is still Superman and willing to shed blood and treasure to defend that franchise.

September 4, 2014

And the only government official who went to jail for it was the whistleblower who exposed it.

August 12, 2014