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US Troops in Afghanistan

After 9/11, the US invented a new kind of borderless, pre-emptive warfare, plunging the world into an endless cycle of violence.

Baghdad Car Bomb

“Fear, arbitrary arrests, indiscriminate bombing, killing, an uncertain future—this is the new democratic Iraq.”

Our government has always justified its worst abuses of power—here and abroad—on the basis of “national security.”

American military involvement would inflame, not ease, Iraq’s sectarian divisions.

Vietnam

In fifty years of nearly nonstop American warfare, we’ve learned little and achieved less.

A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Driven by the idée fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen.

Vietnam War timeline

The Pentagon’s whitewashed history of the Vietnam War provokes troubling questions about how the invasion of Iraq will one day be remembered.

US Special forces

The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

Blogs

But Obama shoots down warmongering by Netanyahu.

March 6, 2012

The White House says the "number one" reason to stay in Afghanistan is to defeat Al Qaeda. But has that already happened?

March 1, 2012

Kerrey wants to run for the Senate, but back in 1968 he had a My Lai of his own.

February 29, 2012

After two dozen Iraqi civilians were slaughtered, no one paid.

January 25, 2012

Obama needs to make it utterly clear that Netanyahu should avoid war.

January 17, 2012

The liberal firebrand, who will retire from the House next year, championed LGBT rights, worked for a fairer economy and pushed for cutting defense spending.

November 28, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

Eliminating bad guys from the sky, even American citizens, confuses national security with a R-rated video game.

September 30, 2011

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

September 26, 2011