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Pakistan's ISI served as an arbiter in the Taliban dispute over the New York Times reporter's kidnapping.

As prospects dim in Iraq, the Pentagon digs in deeper around the Middle East.

Sergeant Chuck Luther seeks justice after his torture at the hands of the US military.

Persistent waffling on dates for American troop withdrawals from Afghanistan has eroded any remaining patience with the Obama White House among peace activists and voters.

Perhaps, once the United States recovers its moral bearings, it will be ready to recognize the bravery of Bradley Manning and Julian Assange.

When it comes to US foreign policy and the Muslim world, it’s as if we remain fixed in the eleventh century in a perpetual battle of “us” against “them.”

Despite all the focus on Guantánamo, a great many of America’s domestic prisons also routinely abuse inmates and in actual practice are often beyond the rule of law.

Democrats collaborated with Republicans in keeping Afghanistan and Iraq out of the election debate. Why? Because they've become Obama's wars.

"The US has basically already lost the war in Afghanistan," says Jeremy Scahill, just back from two weeks reporting unembedded in that country.

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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

Polls show widespread opposition to a Syria strike, especially among voters who lean Democratic. And the opposition appears to be growing.

September 4, 2013