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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.

The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban has rightly captured the world’s attention. But what about the invisible child victims of US drones?

In memoirs and novels, Iraq vets reflect on war’s dehumanizing consequences.

The mob that breached the US embassy was angry about an anti-Muslim film—but the country’s resentment of US policy runs much deeper.

Blogs

The drama about the leaks shouldn't overwhelm the drama in the leaks themselves

June 6, 2013

Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen, and he should have been afforded the rights guaranteed under the constitution. 

June 5, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013

Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?

May 23, 2013

The country isn’t dealing with the burden it placed on post-September 11 veterans—and some members of Congress want to start the conversation.

May 14, 2013

Who could forget the fakery around the fall of Saddam's statue? And the mainstream media was cheerleading all the way.

April 9, 2013

Why did Americans take so long to wake up to the loss of life in Iraq? Because the darker side of the invasion wasn't televised.

March 28, 2013

After its shallow coverage of the lead-up to the invasion, the press turned to shallow coverage of the invasion itself.

March 27, 2013

Rather than run a scheduled article critical of newspapers’ irresponsible approach to the Iraq invasion, the Post offered excuses and denials.

March 25, 2013

One decade later, one of the most devastating tragedies in recent memory--a look back and plan forward.

March 23, 2013