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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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President Obama’s decision to ask Congress to authorize any action towards Syria is both courageous and correct—now it’s time for democracy to work. 

September 3, 2013

The “800-pound gorilla” off limits?

September 3, 2013

Is President Obama planning to assassinate President Assad of Syria?

September 3, 2013

The president's decision to bomb Syria makes no strategic sense whatsoever, and it will lots of people for no reason at all.

September 1, 2013

Obama’s choice delays military intervention and opens way for debate on whether strikes are justified.

August 31, 2013

Margaret Sullivan calls out the Times for lack of skepticism.

August 30, 2013

Eric on the hidden treasure in the new Bob Dylan; Reed on the impending airstrikes in Syria.

August 30, 2013

An aimless, nonsensical attack.

August 30, 2013

After days of following the White House line, skeptical reporting and punditry has arrived.

August 29, 2013

More than 150 House Democrats and Republicans say: “Congress must assert our authority.”

August 29, 2013