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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.

Members of Congress who oppose the US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq are divided on strategies to force de-escalation.

Obama makes reassuring noises about constraining executive power and protecting civil liberties, but then adopts whatever appalling policy Bush put in place.

The GOP nominee favors unilateralism and "rogue state rollback."

Making a list of the most hated arch-criminals--not the usual suspects.

The Bush Administration cites a 1994 bombing in Argentina to tar Iran as a sponsor of global terror. But a fresh probe finds no evidence of an Iran connection.

The US government relies heavily on the testimony of self-styled terrorism experts in prosecuting the "war on terror." But how credible are they?

Blogs

Liveblogging the House's day of votes on bipartisan measures that could stop or slow US military involvement in Afghanistan.

May 26, 2011

On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told reporters that the Obama administration has no evidence that the Pakistani government knew Osama bin Laden was living within its borders.

May 19, 2011

National Security Adviser Tom Donilon cracks a joke at Obama’s Middle East adviser on the staff of the National Security Council, relatively hawkish, pro-Israel Dennis Ross.

May 13, 2011

If select politicians are going to see the bin Laden death photos, shouldn't others be able to see them too?

May 11, 2011

Arab youth activists respond to the death of Osama bin Laden, addressing how he impacted their lives over the years and what sort of questions his death raises for the region.

May 11, 2011

Because we have not held Dick Cheney and the other war criminals accountable for their crude distortion of international law, torture continues to sneak into our national diaogue as a viable option for intelligence gathering.

May 10, 2011

With Osama gone, chairs Congressional Progressive Caucus join chairs emeritus of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus say bring the troops and the tax dollars home.

May 5, 2011

Our wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have not helped our national security, Jeremy Scahill says, and the US is actually giving people in Afghanistan a reason to want to fight America.

May 4, 2011

Pakistan's lobbyists in Washington will have a tough time answering questions about the country's possible role in sheltering Osama bin Laden.

May 4, 2011

For Jeremy Scahill, the killing of Osama bin Laden is an occasion not for celebration but rather for reflection on the hundreds of thousands of people who have died in the past ten years.

May 4, 2011