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Nine common terms associated with our present wars that probably don’t mean what you think they mean.

The Obama administration has come up with a remarkable justification for going to war against Libya without the required Congressional approval.

Politicians are finally catching up with the American people by questioning our continued involvement in Afghanistan.

A patrol in Afghanistan

President Obama is about to make a major decision regarding US troops in Afghanistan. Progressives must push him to pull out of the quagmire and reinvest at home.

At the highest levels, what’s civilian and what’s military are increasingly difficult to tell apart as the two spheres blur and blend. 

There is ferocious repression across the Middle East. Why are the UN's sights trained only on Libya?

One hundred seventy-eight House Democrats voted for Jim McGovern's measure to accelerate withdrawal from Afghanistan, sending a united antiwar Democratic message to the president.

Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden's death offers President Obama a chance to end the war in Afghanistan and to prevent one in Pakistan.

President Obama is on the verge of deciding how many troops to pull out of Afghanistan starting this July—and whether he'll pull them all out by December. His second term rests on his getting the US out of the war.

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Vermont's senator, Bernie Sanders says, "I fear very much that US involvement in another war in the Middle East, and the cost of that war, will make it even harder for Congress to protect working families.”

September 6, 2013

The US must send a message not only to Assad, but also to the Syrian opposition.

September 5, 2013

With lawmakers preparing to cast their votes on Syria, Chris Hayes explains where he stands. 

September 5, 2013

On Wednesday, the Foreign Relations Committee passed an imprecise resolution authorizing the use of force in Syria. 

September 5, 2013

Why not get Russia and Iran involved in a cease-fire and UN plan instead?

September 5, 2013

The figure, which is significantly higher than other estimates, is meant to sell a US military attack to the American people.

September 5, 2013

The Obama administration claims it doesn't need congressional authorization to strike Syria. So what’s the point of asking Congress to vote?

September 4, 2013

Administration officials have struggled to make a clear case for intervention in Syria. 

September 4, 2013

He’s back, and still relevant on Obama and war.

September 4, 2013