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Afghans protesting killing of civilians in raid by US/ISAF forces

Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, such targeting pervades the entire chain of command—up to the Oval Office.

Marla Ruzicka

This incredibly gutsy woman gave her life aiding the victims of America's wars.

Refugee voucher program

The views of refugees in Jordan are shaped by their individual experiences of war and their collective expatriation from home. 

Zaatari refugee camp

For Syrian refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, arguments about international law ring hollow.

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.

Blogs

Shaye was the first to expose the US cruise missile attack on the Yemeni village of al-Majalah—the first Obama administration-approved attack in Yemen.

July 25, 2013

A bipartisan coalition wanted to prevent President Obama from going ahead with his plan to provide US military aid to Syrian rebels. But House Republican leaders prevented a real oversight vote.

July 24, 2013

Sixty-eight years ago last week the Nuclear Age began with the first successful test of an atomic weapon at the Trinity site in the New Mexico desert.

July 24, 2013

Chairman of Joint Chiefs, former Centcom commander urge caution.

July 23, 2013

If it happens, it will be because the United States and Pakistan agree on a role for the Taliban in a reshaped government in Kabul.

June 29, 2013

Congressman Peter Welch is building a bipartisan coalition to  block military aid to Syrian rebel groups until authorized by Congress.

June 27, 2013

Kerry’s the hawk, and the military and the Defense Department look like doves. Go figure.

June 27, 2013

No time to lose, if Afghanistan is to avoid full-blown civil war in 2015.

June 18, 2013

The House backs faster withdrawal from Afghanistan and says new initiatives must be approved by Congress. But will Congress be as assertive regarding new military adventures?

June 17, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013