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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

Both Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton are emphasizing diplomacy over defense.

March 10, 2011

That could trump the stalemate, delegitimize Qaddafi and provide a legal basis for the United Nations to welcome a new Libyan government into the world community.

March 10, 2011

Obama's under lots of pressure to topple Qaddafi, and NATO meets tomorrow.

March 9, 2011

Iyad Allawi, Muqtada al-Sadr mull an anti-Maliki alliance as the prime minister cracks down on protests.

March 7, 2011

The Turks and Afghans are talking about setting up an official venue in Turkey for negotiating a political settlement in Afghanistan.

March 3, 2011

The White House has rejected calls from neocons, McCain and the Washington Post to use force.

March 3, 2011

Gates speaks to an audience at West Point.

March 1, 2011

The Democratic National Committee, thanks to Barbara Lee, reminds Obama about his July deadline.

February 28, 2011

Obama must resist calls to involve the US military in Libya’s revolution.

February 23, 2011

Let's keep Washington Bullets in mind thinking about Egypt.

February 12, 2011