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Chlorine plant Iraq

Our self-righteous country has a history of justifying conflicts that were based on lies.

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? 

Blogs

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

A Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report reveals the major recipients of DoD's Afghanistan reconstruction programs.

March 31, 2015

An American journalist uncovers some ugly truths about the “forgotten war.”

March 30, 2015

It’s tempting to call ISIS “medieval” murderers. But from mass murder to drone strikes, atrocity is very much a part of our modern experience.

March 5, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015

No—Zacarias Moussaoui’s spectacular claims are nonsense. But both the Saudi and US governments did create the monster that became Al Qaeda.

February 6, 2015

The mission isn't “over”… it’s just been reassigned.

February 4, 2015

Ashton Carter will tell the Senate Wednesday he would recommend more troops if conditions “degrade.”

February 4, 2015