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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.

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.

Blogs

As talks resume, it’s time for Obama to make a serious offer to Tehran.

March 7, 2012

But Obama shoots down warmongering by Netanyahu.

March 6, 2012

The White House says the "number one" reason to stay in Afghanistan is to defeat Al Qaeda. But has that already happened?

March 1, 2012

Kerrey wants to run for the Senate, but back in 1968 he had a My Lai of his own.

February 29, 2012

After two dozen Iraqi civilians were slaughtered, no one paid.

January 25, 2012

Obama needs to make it utterly clear that Netanyahu should avoid war.

January 17, 2012

The liberal firebrand, who will retire from the House next year, championed LGBT rights, worked for a fairer economy and pushed for cutting defense spending.

November 28, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011

Eliminating bad guys from the sky, even American citizens, confuses national security with a R-rated video game.

September 30, 2011