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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?

The Obama administration has invoked the state secrets privilege for the second time in less than a month—this time in an effort to shut down discussion of the targeted killing of a US civilian who has not been charged of any crime.

The most striking American tragedy of these last nine years—far worse than the tragedy of 9/11 itself—is just how weak we have been in the wake of war.

To weigh your skills, take the eleven-question pop quiz below, and see if you deserve to be a four-star general, a gun-totin’ mercenary or a mere private.

Many Americans realize that torture doesn't work—but want to believe in it anyway.

America's Pakistan problem is getting worse, not better, on President Obama's watch.

Under Obama, accountability for rights violations during the "war of terror" has been thin.

Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.

Blogs

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

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