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How drones, special operations forces and the US Navy plan to end national sovereignty as we know it.

The Obama administration's alternatives to large-scale military operations are, in some ways, far more drastic and dangerous for US interests around the globe.

What seventy downed drones reveal about the new American way of war.

A detainee at Guantánamo Bay

With Obama's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act, the prison becomes a permanent fixture.

What a busted robot airplane tells us about American empire in 2012 and beyond.

American politicians try not to talk about it, but it's been apparent to the Pakistani security complex for some time: the Afghan Taliban cannot be militarily defeated.

Our rulers thought we could be panicked into a permanent state of war. They underestimated our consciousness and commitment.

Iraqi soldiers in Baquba, Diyala province

Iraqis overwhelmingly support the end of the US occupation. But they still suffer from the divisions it engendered.

It was an ignominious end to America's worst foreign policy disaster since the Vietnam War, and the costs, for both Iraq and the United States, will be felt for some time.

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Democrats and Republicans warn of the perils of imagining there is a military "fix."

July 3, 2014

Instead of ignoring what the neo-cons have to say about the present crisis in Iraq, maybe we should do this...

June 24, 2014

US media are (finally) facing criticism for relying on the same horribly wrong sources that led us to war in Iraq in 2003.

June 22, 2014

Hint: not by bombing it.

June 17, 2014

Beset by infighting among militias and rampant arms trafficking, Libya in 2014 illustrates the dangers of Western military intervention.

June 10, 2014

The consequences of the illegal invasion of Iraq in 2003 continue to play out.

June 10, 2014

Putting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on trial could put the entire, crazy war itself in the dock.

June 9, 2014

But, it turns out, Clinton sided with the hawks on trading for Bergdahl’s release.

June 4, 2014

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle want to see an Obama nominee’s legal analyses on targeted strikes before they vote.

May 13, 2014

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are holding the US government accountable for innocent victims on all sides of the fighting.

April 16, 2014