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?
How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.
Is the Obama national security team a pilotless drone?
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.
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.