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Detainee in Guantanamo Bay

How a CIA torture network was turned into the only gulag-free zone on earth.

Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel is no leftist. But he has stood up to AIPAC, the defense industry and the neocons.

A Napalm strike in Vietnam

In his new book Kill Anything That Moves, Nick Turse shows that what were often presented as isolated atrocities were in fact the norm.

Chuck Hagel

Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.

A soldier in Afghanistan

When we will begin to learn the real lessons of Vietnam?

Afghanistan war

Peace forces could join with labor, civil rights and environmental coalitions to pressure Obama to “do some nation-building here at home.”

Barack Obama

How did a community organizer and a constitutional law professor become an extrajudicial, drone-happy president? 

Drone flies above Afghanistan

A combination of diplomacy, legal challenges and activism could end the program of US drone strikes.

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In The Passage of Power, Robert Caro shows that LBJ’s brilliance as a politician lay not in his idealism but his opportunism.

Bradley Manning

As people who have devoted our lives to forging a more peaceful and just world, we salute Manning's courage and condemn his treatment at the hands of the government.

Blogs

The White House says the "number one" reason to stay in Afghanistan is to defeat Al Qaeda. But has that already happened?

March 1, 2012

Kerrey wants to run for the Senate, but back in 1968 he had a My Lai of his own.

February 29, 2012

After two dozen Iraqi civilians were slaughtered, no one paid.

January 25, 2012

Obama needs to make it utterly clear that Netanyahu should avoid war.

January 17, 2012

The liberal firebrand, who will retire from the House next year, championed LGBT rights, worked for a fairer economy and pushed for cutting defense spending.

November 28, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

Eliminating bad guys from the sky, even American citizens, confuses national security with a R-rated video game.

September 30, 2011

 Obama should make a deal with Pakistan, not threaten to bomb it.

September 26, 2011

At last night's debate, the candidates agreed with Ron Paul that the United States needs to focus on needs at home.

September 13, 2011