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An investigation by TomDispatch reveals the outlines of a secretive training program in the Middle East that is funded by Pentagon, and wholly at odds with Washington’s professed aims of supporting democratic reform.

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

The single most monstrous mistake of the Bush years—the confusion of military with economic power—has been set in stone.

In our new landscape of imperial defeat, it’s remarkable how consistently things that are officially going so well are actually going so badly.

Think of Iraq as the AIG of wars, only this bailout is still going on.

Meet the secret bases that make up the backbone of a new American robotic way of war.

Peter Van Buren is a State Department employee—who might get fired for disseminating public information about WikiLeaks online.

Don't be embarrassed that you answered that email from that "Nigerian princess"—over the past decade, the US government has been suckered into much bigger scams.

When it comes to subjecting resource-rich, developing countries to American military power, President Obama is in the process of outdoing his predecessor.

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Discussion continues of setting up a Taliban office in Ankara.

April 13, 2011

Everyone. And no one. Whom exactly are we fighting again?

April 11, 2011

Once again, the president is being challenged by a rebellious military reluctant to give him options to end the war in Afghanistan.

April 1, 2011

The rhetoric was lovely, but the president’s speech on Libya was a bumbling affair in which he kept referencing the fact that he took the country to war without properly consulting Congress.

March 28, 2011

It's time to resolve the disconnect between public opinion and government policy towards Afghanistan.

March 23, 2011

Obama's Afghanistan adviser backs new report on peace talks.

March 23, 2011

Even if a war is considered "just," even if it is launched under the auspices of the UN, US military interventions should be debated and approved by Congress before they are launched.

March 20, 2011

Iyad Allawi, Muqtada al-Sadr mull an anti-Maliki alliance as the prime minister cracks down on protests.

March 7, 2011

The Democratic National Committee, thanks to Barbara Lee, reminds Obama about his July deadline.

February 28, 2011

The War in Afghanistan is the longest in US history and the most expensive. What are we doing there?

February 9, 2011