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From Pearl Harbor to 9/11, every single chapter in the history of the extension of US power has opened with the same sentence: “Innocent Americans were treacherously attacked…”

Exploring the war crisis that lurks behind the debt-ceiling crisis.

A look at America’s "singular achievement" in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Greater Middle East.

Nearly ten years have passed since Washington set out to redeem the Greater Middle East. In the pursuit of its saving mission, the American messiah has pretty much worn itself out.

 

Politicians are finally catching up with the American people by questioning our continued involvement in Afghanistan.

Congress doesn't want a vote on Libya. That will make it all the easier to blame the Democrats if the mission goes sour.

Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have started questioning the constitutionality of Obama's announcement that the US will pursue military operations in Libya.

How long will the US and its allies ignore the elephant in the room posed by an alliance for human rights and anti-terrorism with regimes in the Middle East that stand for neither?

The former British diplomat recounts his own whistleblowing and the benefits and dangers of the WikiLeaks dipomatic cables dump.

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Recent violence has forced the administration to defend its strategy to stay for two more years. 

February 28, 2012

Have US counterterrorism operations in Yemen actually strengthened the threats they were designed to eliminate?

February 16, 2012

In his 2012 State of the Union address, the president chose to celebrate the US military. Critics chose not raise alarm about the spread of US militarism.

January 26, 2012

The White House should seek cooperation, not confrontation, with Beijing.

January 10, 2012

Many on the left have fallen for Ron Paul’s non-interventionism. But there’s a Republican with a more responsible approach: Jon Huntsman. 

January 6, 2012

Al-Shabab is the direct product of America's short-sighted and invasive foreign policy and American involvement in Somalia has benefitted the radical groups it has set out to defeat.

October 5, 2011

 Obama should make a deal with Pakistan, not threaten to bomb it.

September 26, 2011

It’s spreading fast, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and West Africa.

September 19, 2011

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, the lone vote against authorizing the perpetual “war on terror,” is leading an effort to repeal it.

September 11, 2011

Both Pakistan and President Karzai are sabotaging US talks with the Taliban.

August 30, 2011