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Funeral in Iraq

Is there any benefit to be found in an unbroken record of waste, futility and shame? Only if lessons learned prevent a catastrophe in Iran.

Women in Afghanistan

As the US withdrawal looms, women’s rights advocates plan to carry on their fierce, lonely fight.

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.

Blogs

Tomas Young accuses the White House of war crimes and murder, including that of “the thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole.”

March 20, 2013

Following Bill Clinton’s cruel economic sanctions, Joe Biden and John Kerry were complicit in the “non-debate” during the run-up to the invasion.

March 20, 2013

We owe the people of Iraq an enormous debt.

March 18, 2013

The good, the bad and the ugly of what was said and written back in those heady days.

March 17, 2013

 Better late than never? But still, no reporters or editors are being held accountable.

March 14, 2013

The group's career suffered over Natalie Maines' comment against invading Iraq.

March 10, 2013

Rand Paul provided an illustration of what filibuster reformers have been seeking.

March 7, 2013

Let’s hope the Obama administration kills the expensive and misguided China containment plan.

March 7, 2013

Members of the party of a sitting president have a higher responsibility to raise constitutional concerns about drone policy.

February 10, 2013

The former Republican senator has an independent streak that unsettles Republicans, and even some Democrats. 

January 31, 2013