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Obama briefs congressional delegation on Syria

Why saying no to Syria matters (and it's not about Syria).

President Barack Obama

Kerry's rhetorical point may give Obama an option besides ill-advised airstrikes. 

John Kerry

President Obama was right to seek congressional approval to strike Syria—but a bipartisan coalition must turn him down.

Hiroshima

August 6 marks sixty-eight years since the United States committed what is arguably the single gravest act of terrorism that the world has ever known.

Susan Rice

There are some hopeful signs, including his recent speech at the National Defense University and a new, less hawkish foreign policy team.

Barack Obama

Until the president defines what “associated forces” are, the current formulation leaves open the possibility of unlimited, unending use of military force anywhere in the world.

Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan on the Brink,  civil wars, Asif Ali Zardari

Ahmed Rashid’s gloomy, essential account of the divisive US-Pakistan alliance.

Anwar al-Awlaki

How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011.

With the killing of Awlaki, the president of the United States became judge, jury and executioner for American citizens.

Chlorine plant Iraq

Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.

Blogs

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

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