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Black September commando

The security mania and spending orgy of our present-day Olympics were truly born that tragic September, forty years ago. 

An exchange between Colonel Tom Davis and TomDispatch Associate Editor Nick Turse about military involvement in Africa.

The vilifying charges levelled at Russia's president by the American media could undermine rational U.S. policy-making.

The United States’ current conflicts abroad are “1 percent wars”—remote, imperial wars of choice in which 99 percent of Americans have no stake.

From now on, the primary focus of American military strategy will not be counterterrorism, but the containment of an economically booming China— at whatever risk or cost.

HIGH SCHOOL FINALIST: With today’s weapons technology, danger can proliferate with much greater destructive force than our Founding Fathers could have ever anticipated. Dealing with these threats requires tremendous international cooperation.

Was there an alternative course of action for the United States that could have prevented the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?

A protester in Tahrir Square

The protesters who have filled the streets of Arab cities for months now are demanding democracy and open government, and an end to the corruption and brutal humiliations of autocracy.

While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.

Why is it that shelters known to be toxic are acceptable for Haitians but not Americans?

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

If so, the secret cat is out of the proverbial bag.

June 25, 2013

Lots of candidates, real politics in Iran.

May 17, 2013

It just might work. But the bombs-away crowd isn’t happy.

May 8, 2013

The New York Times and its columnists push unproven chemical claims as Israeli assaults begin.

May 6, 2013

Polls show Americans overwhelmingly oppose US action in Syria, 62-24.

May 1, 2013

It’s a tough one, but it ought to John Kerry’s top priority.

April 24, 2013

An indecisive, divided administration may be gradually blundering its way toward war.

April 18, 2013

An interview with UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

February 20, 2013

Providing services to fight poverty overseas is a much better bang for our buck than stationing soldiers there.

February 20, 2013