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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.

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.

Blogs

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

Obama finally started making plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan, and members of Congress are speaking up. 

February 26, 2014

A drone strike in Yemen in December may have killed civilians and violated Obama’s targeted killing policies, a new report says. 

February 21, 2014

To prevent mental illness in American soldiers, bring them home.

February 4, 2014

Bill's Keller's justifications for intervention in Syria sound awfully familiar. 

January 15, 2014

Obama wants another decade of war in Afghanistan—but a new book says he’s already lost faith in the mission. 

January 7, 2014

How does Obama justify killing innocents this time?

December 18, 2013