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Mobile phone user in Cuba

Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”

Stop torture

Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America. 

Fort Hood shooting

Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves.

Robert Menendez

With Senator Foreign Relations chairman and Cuba hawk Robert Menendez mired in scandal, the embargo could finally be lifted.

Libyan rebels

The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Israel

Many Israelis, Netanyahu included, were never serious about seeking a two-state solution in the peace negotiations.

The imprisonment of an American couple in Qatar reveals biases in criminal justice, at home and abroad.

Blogs

If the GOP succeeds in cutting back funding for agencies that regulate building standards and facilitate emergency evacuation, how will the US fare in the next unanticipated disaster?

March 15, 2011

Enormous resources are required to construct a safety net for the country's millions of citizens already mired in poverty.

March 14, 2011

Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley decries Department of Defense's mistratement of WikiLeaks suspect Pvt. Bradley Manning. Obama sides with Defense Department and Crowley resigns, warning that “the exercise of power in today's challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values.”

March 14, 2011

Germany shoots down Libya no-fly zone, as neocons ask Obama to bomb Qaddafi's forces.

March 14, 2011

Anonymous leaks Bank of America employee emails allegedly showing fraud, fallout from the cables between Indonesia and the US and more fallout from P.J. Crowley's firing from the State Dept.

March 13, 2011

Both Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton are emphasizing diplomacy over defense.

March 10, 2011

An anti-Qaddafi government takes shape.

March 10, 2011

That could trump the stalemate, delegitimize Qaddafi and provide a legal basis for the United Nations to welcome a new Libyan government into the world community.

March 10, 2011

The more Europe's conservatives woo far-right groups, the likelier they are to learn to play nicely together.

March 10, 2011

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

March 9, 2011