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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

Many strident voices who called for war in Iraq are now claiming ignorance and making excuses.

March 22, 2013

The sins of omission in interviewing neocons Richard Perle and Stephen Hadley.

March 22, 2013

In the wake of Citizens United, big campaign donors are buying off not only politicians, but also the local news networks that cover them.

March 21, 2013

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