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The only acceptable purpose of war is to restore peace on a more durable basis.

Now that the Taliban is on the run, the 'war on terror' broadens its scope.

Europe and the United States have begun to follow diverging scripts on the war.

With the Taliban engaged in Afghanistan, where will the US now train its sights?

As envisioned by the Administration, it's unilateralism with a multilateral face.

What plagued the O.J. Simpson trial—corruption, malfeasance and a breakdown of the rule of law—is exactly what the 'war on terror' is achieving in its blind quest to hold Bin Laden to account.

Chelsea Clinton bristles at the antiwar movement while she attends Oxford.

Allied 'surgical strikes' in Kosovo in 1999 created environmental hotspots yet to cleaned up; the same might happen in Afghanistan.

The Price Anderson Act has discouraged the development of safer, less costly sources of energy than nuclear power. Join your voice to those calling for Congress to not renew its status by signing this online petition.

Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen Cohen on Russia Today talk about whether the US should take action in Libya.

March 9, 2011

Obama's under lots of pressure to topple Qaddafi, and NATO meets tomorrow.

March 9, 2011

Former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz has tried to use Sharia law to fight lawsuits alleging corporate misconduct that led to deaths of US servicemen.

March 9, 2011

China’s new economic plan is a relic of the past. It focuses on raising standards of living. How quaint!

March 8, 2011

Iyad Allawi, Muqtada al-Sadr mull an anti-Maliki alliance as the prime minister cracks down on protests.

March 7, 2011

Greg Mitchell celebrates the one hundredth day of Cablegate, which means he also is celebrating his 100th day of blogging WikiLeaks.

March 7, 2011

Re-visiting the first day of Cablegate. How was the news that 250,000 cables were going to be leaked over the next months received?

March 6, 2011

With Manning gaining wide attention now, it’s worth recalling that three months ago he was largely forgotten. How did so much change?

March 4, 2011

There's been a joke going around the labor protests.   It goes something like this:

A union member, a CEO and a Tea Party member are sitting at a table with 12 cookies. The CEO grabs 11, turns to the Tea Partier and says “The Union's out to take your cookie!”

March 3, 2011

What the debate over terrorists seems to miss is the personal dimension: personal failures and personal grievances of the lone gunmen.

March 3, 2011