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Jeremy Scahill says America has to decide, "are we a country that operates under the rule of law or do we believe we're emperors who can wage war on the world?"

Something is terribly wrong when one can see a walled CIA compound in plain site from the tarmac of an international airport. 

During his time in Somalia, Scahill discovered that the CIA is becoming increasingly involved in "counterterrorism" operations in the country.

What will be the consequences of Washington's intensifying counterterrorism focus on Somalia?

Should the US arm Libya's rebels? For The Nation's Jeremy Scahill, the answer is an emphatic no.

The Dangerous US Game in Yemen

If President Saleh falls, the US will have lost a pliant partner in its “global war on terror.”

A computer virus foiling Iran's nuclear plans should delight those spoiling for an attack. Does it?

The Cuban exile has a long record of terror, but his trial, starting today, is on lesser charges.

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

Blogs

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.

March 17, 2015

The apparent murder of an Argentine prosecutor raises more questions than it answers.

February 3, 2015

The tragedy of September 11, 1973 belongs not just to the Chileans. It belongs also to the military coup’s enablers—the taxpayers of the United States.

September 11, 2013

Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?

May 23, 2013

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

April 24, 2013

Fixing the CIA is a tall order, but it can be done.

March 27, 2013

Unchecked use of drones is counterproductive, says the retired Marine general who is close to Obama.

March 22, 2013

A curious paradox, but one that’s part of a pattern of Middle East bungling by the US.

March 13, 2013

The US Attorney General has recently stated that drone strikes on Americans are possible and that banks complicit in the financial crisis are too big to prosecute.

March 12, 2013