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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.

The US military's reinvented counterinsurgency turns out to be the same old brutal game.

WIth the latest diplomatic cables dump from WikiLeaks sending waves throughout the political and media worlds, the organization's activities are raising questions such as, is releasing all this information gratuitous, even irresponsible? Or is it a valuable public service?

At each stop of his visit to Asia, Obama has bumped up against the limits of American economic and diplomatic clout in the new Asian world order.

According to Scahill, foreign policy isn't that different today from what it was during the Bush years—if anything, Obama has increased secrecy around issues like torture and targeted killings abroad, and has expanded the power of government to spy on US citizens.

On October 7, 2010, the Afghanistan War entered its 10th year. It's time to rethink this brutal, futile conflict.

Pundits are pushing aid to Pakistan because it's good PR. Does anyone really think that if US helicopters drop water bottles in the south of Pakistan it will cancel the hatred for US drones in the north?

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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

He has the authority to provoke a profound national debate about the nature of US militarism.

October 14, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Obama has succumbed to the “War Party” on both sides of the aisle, and should revert back to his “don’t do stupid stuff” policy.

September 22, 2014

Fox News becomes a caricature of itself, again.

September 16, 2014

US military officials outlined several scenarios ground troops could end up fighting in Iraq and said Obama hasn’t closed the door.

September 16, 2014

The United States can’t create peace by military force. We can only add to the destruction.

September 16, 2014

If President Obama denounces military action, why is he preparing for another war in Iraq and Syria?

September 15, 2014