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This essay was one of the winners out of a pool of 290 entries in a recent writing contest sponsored by Women's WORLD, the Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation designed to bring women's ideas on war and terror to wider public attention. (The prizewinning essays and some others are online at www.wworld.org.)

Through the corporate media's electronic collage of murders, sex
scandals, celebrity sightings and Pentagon-generated fantasy can be
heard a constant buzz--"war, terror, security"--but who know

A recap of the Pentagon's most egregious post-9/11 mistakes, mishaps and manifestations of misdirection.

Sleep tight. There's no one making much ado.
So sleep this night, Big O--in peace, sleep through it.
The folks you bombed now never mention you.

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Korey Capozza received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to
research this article.

Week after week Bush and his people have been getting pounded by newly
emboldened Democrats and liberal pundits for having exaggerated the
threat posed by Saddam Hussein and his still-elusive w

An odd thing happened in February when a European television station
approached Richard Perle for an interview.

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Those who claim that this destructive cult’s ideology reflects some essential aspect of Islam are obscuring its origins—in George W. Bush’s illegal war that destroyed Iraq and fomented sectarian extremism.

February 24, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

The United States in the twenty-first century has not even attained the relatively enlightened moral standards of the war in the Philippines.

February 23, 2015

There are no geographic boundaries in Obama’s proposed AUMF, and ISIL “affiliates” are popping up everywhere.

February 20, 2015

Instead of a vague authorization of the use of force, the congresswoman seeks a real debate and a comprehensive strategy.

February 17, 2015

How else can news professionals like him maintain the trust of their audiences?

February 17, 2015

60 Minutes’s Leslie Stahl carefully avoided DARPA’s total dependence on contractors and obscured its close ties with the surveillance state.

February 13, 2015

Stephen F. Cohen talks with Larry King about how Obama's Ukraine policy is threatening our national security.

February 11, 2015

Loose language and one key omission might render Obama’s request meaningless, or even dangerous.

February 11, 2015

A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements deserve our solidarity—not our bombs.

February 10, 2015