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The neocons, with strong support in Congress and the Pentagon, are fighting a rear-guard battle to extend a major US troop presence beyond this year. Can the peace movement head them off?

Indha Adde

How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.

The increasing involvement of unmanned drones in our warmaking suggests that it might be useful to stop thinking of war in exclusively human terms.

Four reasons why Pfc. Bradley Manning deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, not a prison cell. 

 In Obama's Afghanistan speech, signs of the Great American Unraveling. 

Rebel fighters in Libya

The Constitution alone cannot keep the US from fighting wars it shouldn't be involved in—like the one in Libya.

Nearly ten years have passed since Washington set out to redeem the Greater Middle East. In the pursuit of its saving mission, the American messiah has pretty much worn itself out.

 

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.

Blogs

A Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report reveals the major recipients of DoD's Afghanistan reconstruction programs.

March 31, 2015

An American journalist uncovers some ugly truths about the “forgotten war.”

March 30, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015

No—Zacarias Moussaoui’s spectacular claims are nonsense. But both the Saudi and US governments did create the monster that became Al Qaeda.

February 6, 2015

The mission isn't “over”… it’s just been reassigned.

February 4, 2015

Ashton Carter will tell the Senate Wednesday he would recommend more troops if conditions “degrade.”

February 4, 2015

Rand Paul and Barbara Lee are right: “The Constitution requires Congress to vote on the use of military force.”

November 24, 2014