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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.

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Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.

Blogs

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

Should the US arm Libya's rebels? For The Nation's Jeremy Scahill, the answer is an emphatic “No.”

March 31, 2011

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen responds to The Nation's editorial stance on Libya by referencing the Holocaust.

March 29, 2011

Does Obama’s attack on Libya set a precedent for Iran? Ominously, yes.

March 29, 2011

Obama should tell Americans: "I have come before you tonight to admit that I have erred in intervening in Libya."

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

The conflict between regime change and the mission to "protect civilians."

March 22, 2011

Obama caves in to pressure from neocons, liberal interventionists.

March 17, 2011

Germany shoots down Libya no-fly zone, as neocons ask Obama to bomb Qaddafi's forces.

March 14, 2011