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What we lost in Iraq and Washington between 2009 and 2012.

Soldier and boy in Afghanistan

The mutual resentment between the Afghan people and the US military has broken out in the open.

Why Afghan history is a sobering antidote to the relentless optimism of the American military.

How US (in)actions have all but ensured a failed end to its presence in Afghanistan.

From liberation to assassination, in three quick rounds.

How US counterterrorism operations ignited an Islamist uprising.

American decline, from a historical perspective.

The Pentagon’s Afghan basing plans for prisons, drones and black ops.

Drone flies above Afghanistan

With the invention of drones, we crossed into a new frontier: killing that’s risk-free, remote, and detached from human cues.

Blogs

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

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