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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.

The latest WikiLeaks dump has corroborated, in part, what sources recently told The Nation about covert military actions in over seventy-five countries.

The retired United States Army Colonel and former State Department official explains the latest releases from WikiLeaks, what they tell us about the Defense and State departments and what should happen—but probably won't—to the people who have been breaking international laws.

Persistent waffling on dates for American troop withdrawals from Afghanistan has eroded any remaining patience with the Obama White House among peace activists and voters.

Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, are a great many of America’s domestic prisons also beyond the rule of law?

When it comes to US foreign policy and the Muslim world, it’s as if we remain fixed in the eleventh century in a perpetual battle of “us” against “them.”

Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, a great many of America’s domestic prisons also routinely abuse inmates and in actual practice are often beyond the rule of law.

How old will you be when the American war state goes down?

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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

Dianne Feinstein accuses the CIA of spying on congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.

March 11, 2014

A new play by George Brant brings home the human costs of America’s remote killing machine.

January 14, 2014

The former Pentagon lawyer will be dealing with cybersnooping, immigration and border security.

October 17, 2013

Backing Al Qaeda in Syria while fighting it in Iraq? And launching random drones in Yemen?

August 12, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, the president has only increased the scope of our global program to detain and torture people.

April 24, 2013