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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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Vermont's senator, Bernie Sanders says, "I fear very much that US involvement in another war in the Middle East, and the cost of that war, will make it even harder for Congress to protect working families.”

September 6, 2013

The US must send a message not only to Assad, but also to the Syrian opposition.

September 5, 2013

With lawmakers preparing to cast their votes on Syria, Chris Hayes explains where he stands. 

September 5, 2013

On Wednesday, the Foreign Relations Committee passed an imprecise resolution authorizing the use of force in Syria. 

September 5, 2013

Why not get Russia and Iran involved in a cease-fire and UN plan instead?

September 5, 2013

The figure, which is significantly higher than other estimates, is meant to sell a US military attack to the American people.

September 5, 2013

The Obama administration claims it doesn't need congressional authorization to strike Syria. So what’s the point of asking Congress to vote?

September 4, 2013

Administration officials have struggled to make a clear case for intervention in Syria. 

September 4, 2013

He’s back, and still relevant on Obama and war.

September 4, 2013

Polls show widespread opposition to a Syria strike, especially among voters who lean Democratic. And the opposition appears to be growing.

September 4, 2013