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Jack Matlock makes the case for the United States reaching a practical compromise with Russia.

President Obama and Chuck Hagel

In the end, Hagel, who came to regret his reluctant vote to invade Iraq, evidently proved an uncomfortable fit.

His resignation has to be seen against the growing war fever in Washington—which is now reflected in White House policy.

AFRICOM

The US military continues a long series of mistakes, missteps and mishaps across Africa.

maritime operation

Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa. 

ISIS strike

Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.

Blogs

Okinawans have voted overwhelmingly to close a key US forward base in Asia.

March 4, 2015

A top defense official says the lack of geographic limits was “very deliberate” and could be used to fight a worldwide war against “extremism.”

March 3, 2015

Hillary Clinton is already adopting a more aggressive foreign policy posture. Can it be challenged?

February 13, 2015

A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements deserve our solidarity—not our bombs.

February 10, 2015

Activists disrupt Henry Kissinger’s testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

January 29, 2015

Cohen said the fighting in Ukraine could lead the United States and NATO to war with Russia.

January 29, 2015

The United States is rapidly shifting toward a more aggressive foreign policy with limited public debate.

November 24, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on how the pundits and politicians have failed us for fourteen Veterans Days straight.

November 11, 2014

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

October 29, 2014