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

Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a Nation investigation in Mogadishu.

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.

When Jeremy Scahill reported on a secret US war in Pakistan last year, the Pentagon called his article "conspiratorial." But now, says Scahill on Democracy Now!, the latest WikiLeaks diplomatic cables dump confirms his reporting.

 On MSNBC's Countdown, Greg Mitchell and Chris Hayes ask, has WikiLeaks' Julian Assange really endangered lives?

Blogs

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

The Obama administration should have argued the case against Anwar al-Awlaki in a court of law, not on the pages of The New York Times.

March 11, 2013

Two more children have been added to the deadly toll of civilian casualties.

March 4, 2013

The covert program surfaced in a piece about John Kerry’s announcement of increased aid to the fighters.

March 1, 2013