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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?

"The idea that Obama is making good on a campaign promise to end the war is playing with words,” says The Nation's Jeremy Scahill.

What WikiLeaks did was brilliant journalism, and the bleating critics from the president on down are revealing just how low a regard they have for the truth.

War has become the norm and "our world has become so oblivious to it," says Tom Engelhardt. “There’s a mindset that goes with American war making, and it’s a very narrow one.”

Nation Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Ed Schultz that McChrystal's departure gives Obama an opening for changing the trajectory of the American presence in Afghanistan. 

Security for key US military supply routes in Afghanistan is in the hands of a small group of powerful Afghan warlords who may be paying off the Taliban, finds a Congressional report being released Tuesday.

 A provocative exploration of what Americans can't see in their war zones--but think they can.

What the mayor of one community hard hit by war spending is doing.

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According to one of its producers, the film “tells the story of two ex-soldiers... who walk across the country in a bid to heal from their time on the battlefield.”

May 27, 2014

Bush says these veterans are ‘overcoming their decision to volunteer’ for wars that he started, and no one’s questioning his photo op celebration. 

May 2, 2014

By linking itself to Washington in its territorial disputes with China, the Philippines risks getting caught up in a superpower conflict.

April 30, 2014

As the Obama administration increasingly embraces a Cold War mentality in its dealings with Putin's Russa, Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen asks, where are the dissenting voices?

April 23, 2014

Obama wants the security accord, but Karzai says he supports Russia's annexation of Crimea.

March 31, 2014

After all, no country in the world can match our bloody record for overthrowing foreign governments. 

March 31, 2014

Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased US troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

Obama finally started making plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan, and members of Congress are speaking up. 

February 26, 2014

As the human rights situation has deteriorated, US military aid has ramped up.

February 19, 2014

A new security agreement could keep US troops in Afghanistan indefinitely.

February 6, 2014