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Operation Shock and Awe

On the tenth anniversary of the US invasion, the country is mired in a permanent crisis of sectarian violence, pervasive corruption and broken infrastructure.

Chlorine plant Iraq

Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.

Vietnam War

It’s time to start asking questions of our veterans—hard questions—so that they're not shouldering the blame, or truth, of war alone.

Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Obama

It's time to curtail the executive branch’s war-making powers—before it’s too late.

Lockheed Martin

The biggest defense contractors are reaping profits off taxpayer dollars—whatever the mood of the moment.

Massai women at an anti-gender-based violence protest

The Helms Amendment bans the use of US foreign aid for all abortion care, including for victims of sexual assault. This International Women's Day, it's time to remember their plight.

Iraq soldier

Ignore the jingoism, from politicians and the press—the tenth anniversary marks a tenth year from hell. 

Bahrain protest

Two years after the Arab Spring came to Bahrain, protesters are still fighting rampant human rights abuses—a bloody battle that isn't likely to end anytime soon.

Blogs

“What President Obama said is false,” said Ross Caputi of Iraq Veterans Against the War. “The U.S. did not attempt to work within the international system.”

March 27, 2014

They're using the Ukraine crisis to push for expedited approval of US natural gas exports.

March 25, 2014

Unlike, George W. Bush, President Obama has avoided unilateralism and sought to accommodate Russia.

March 24, 2014

Will Media Atonement Day happen? Don’t bet on it. 

March 24, 2014

They don’t like what Obama is doing, but they want him to do more of it.

March 21, 2014

News reports and politicians lauding US gas exports as “best for Crimea” don’t disclose the US gas companies pushing the line, or their Russian connections.

March 20, 2014

I felt the press had blown its last best chance to really put Bush's feet to the fire.

March 20, 2014

Washington is threatening to withhold development aid unless El Salvador adopts economic policies that Salvadorans just voted against.

March 18, 2014

We were among the few to raise serious questions about what might happen after our “victory” in Iraq.

March 18, 2014

But the hawks are demanding much stronger measures.

March 17, 2014