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South China Sea

Will China-Japan-US tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?

Dwight Eisenhower

Fifty years ago, college was cheap, unions were strong and there was no terrorism-industrial complex.

Joe Biden, Leon Panetta

The Pentagon is intent on pursuing its own global version of the Second Amendment.

torture protest

Zero Dark Thirty has us arguing over whether torture works, not whether it should be banned.

Military personell

Why are US taxpayers still forced to pay billions of dollars for US military bases?

The mob that breached the US embassy was angry about an anti-Muslim film—but the country’s resentment of US policy runs much deeper.

Obama’s “Smart Power’ foreign policy not smart at all.

How quickly will the United States leave Afghanistan?

Blogs

Dennis Blair opposes drones, but stays mum on victims.

August 15, 2011

 US casualties are rising again, yet Obama and McCain want forces to remain.

July 6, 2011

Hamid Karzai is in showdown with the Afghan parliament, with huge stakes.

July 6, 2011

Russia and South Africa try to mediate an end to Obama’s war in Libya.

July 5, 2011

 Talks are underway, but it's important to make sure Pakistan is on board.

June 29, 2011

Before becoming the top-ranking US officer to die in Iraq when he killed himself in 2005, Col. Westhusing complained to Gen. David Petraeus about corruption and indiscriminate killings. 

June 27, 2011

The president sticks with tired rationale about using the US military to force a political deal, rather than negotiating one.

June 23, 2011

For the first time since the Vietnam War, mayors are calling for ending wars and redirecting funds to services at home.

June 21, 2011

Republicans waxing dovish as Obama nears Afghan decision.

June 15, 2011

Progressives launch drive to get Democratic senators to reshape national priorities—cut the military-industrial complex, support “Medicare for All.”

May 31, 2011