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We suffer not only from the loss of innocent life on 9/11, but because the attacks became the rationale for an unjust war. It's time to face the truth.

Seven years after the attacks, the Bush Administration's strategy to transform the world has squandered our resources, buried us in debt and poses a greater strategic threat than Osama bin Laden ever did.

Andrew Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power, offers a powerful summary judgment on how the Bush Administration responded to the attacks of 9/11.

Our default defense is to blame the deranged outsider, but in this case, one of our own was to blame.

An argument over how US officials should speak about terrorism bodes ill for this political season.

Susan Faludi's Terror Dream made a provocative splash, but therapy is no substitute for understanding reality.

Fear of terrorism has enabled Thailand's military dictatorship.

As the Taliban gains strength, a nascent democracy in Pakistan withers.

Since 9/11 the Philippines have seen an explosion of political killings.

A new anti-terrorism law gives El Salvador carte blanche to stifle dissent.

Blogs

What’s the adequate US response to the growing threat from ISIS and Islamic extremism?

September 15, 2014

Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the United States is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds.

April 8, 2014

What would have happened if the West Virginia chemical spill was caused by terrorists. 

January 28, 2014

No time to lose, if Afghanistan is to avoid full-blown civil war in 2015.

June 18, 2013

The FBI needs to release its Tsarnaev file.

April 23, 2013

President Obama should stay out of Moscow’s jihad in Chechnya.

April 22, 2013

Why we're fixated on the ethnicity and religion of the Boston bomb suspects.

April 19, 2013

Let's all calm down.

April 19, 2013

A reflection for posterity of what it felt like to live in America the week of April 15, 2013.

April 19, 2013

So let's take another look at the Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Northern Command.

April 17, 2013