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State Department employee Peter Van Buren was sent to Iraq to help rebuild it. The result was an exercise in Murphy's Law.

Peter Van Buren is a State Department employee—who might get fired for disseminating public information about WikiLeaks online.

The neocons, with strong support in Congress and the Pentagon, are fighting a rear-guard battle to extend a major US troop presence beyond this year. Can the peace movement head them off?

Indha Adde

How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.

The increasing involvement of unmanned drones in our warmaking suggests that it might be useful to stop thinking of war in exclusively human terms.

Four reasons why Pfc. Bradley Manning deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, not a prison cell. 

 In Obama's Afghanistan speech, signs of the Great American Unraveling. 

Rebel fighters in Libya

The Constitution alone cannot keep the US from fighting wars it shouldn't be involved in—like the one in Libya.

Nearly ten years have passed since Washington set out to redeem the Greater Middle East. In the pursuit of its saving mission, the American messiah has pretty much worn itself out.

 

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs, former Centcom commander urge caution.

July 23, 2013

If it happens, it will be because the United States and Pakistan agree on a role for the Taliban in a reshaped government in Kabul.

June 29, 2013

Congressman Peter Welch is building a bipartisan coalition to  block military aid to Syrian rebel groups until authorized by Congress.

June 27, 2013

Kerry’s the hawk, and the military and the Defense Department look like doves. Go figure.

June 27, 2013

No time to lose, if Afghanistan is to avoid full-blown civil war in 2015.

June 18, 2013

The House backs faster withdrawal from Afghanistan and says new initiatives must be approved by Congress. But will Congress be as assertive regarding new military adventures?

June 17, 2013

The NSA illegally monitored United Nations diplomats and weapons inspectors in an effort to get the Iraq War approved. 

June 11, 2013

The drama about the leaks shouldn't overwhelm the drama in the leaks themselves

June 6, 2013

Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen, and he should have been afforded the rights guaranteed under the constitution. 

June 5, 2013

How to set your bullshit detector for Manning court-martial media coverage.

June 3, 2013