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When Tony Blair rose to address a packed House of Commons on Saddam
Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, Albert Finney had just won an
Emmy for his performance as Winston Churchill in The

We must strengthen institutions that protect us from a national security state.

The arrangements are in place. What's missing is any sense they could go awry.

"There are people in this city that believe that the military campaign
against Iraq will not be difficult, especially because of the enormous
advances in technology and the willingness of some

Pitt: I'd like to talk for a moment about Iraq's nuclear weapons
program.

The war with Iraq is part of a larger plan for global military
dominance.

A few months ago, novelist Alan Furst, in one of those New York
Times
"Writers on Writing" pieces, told how, on a magazine
assignment to the Soviet Union back in 1983, he suddenly discov

President Bush's recently announced strategic global doctrine, which for the first time justifies a preemptive US strike against any regime thought to possess weapons of mass destruction, makes a

Would-be intelligence watchdogs often lack the knowledge or the will to be effective.

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The president of a country with no external threats, a history of military repression and an abundance of more pressing problems is rebuilding its once-banished military.

March 11, 2014

Dianne Feinstein accuses the CIA of spying on congressional staffers who investigated the agency’s illegal detention and interrogation programs under President George W. Bush.

March 11, 2014

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.

March 6, 2014

Appearing on PBS NewsHour, Stephen Cohen explains President Putin’s motivation for sending Russian troops into Crimea. 

March 3, 2014

Ukraine isn’t Russia’s, and neither is Crimea. There’s a lot at stake, and the crisis must be resolved through the UN, not by force.

March 2, 2014

Citing costs, Republicans blocked comprehensive legislation to extend health care and education. 

February 27, 2014

Obama finally started making plans to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan, and members of Congress are speaking up. 

February 26, 2014

The cuts ought to be seen as only a down payment on the level of defense spending reductions that are really needed.

February 25, 2014

Congress continues to debate changes to the military justice system after decades of scandals, investigatory panels and trials have failed to stem the sexual assault epidemic. 

February 24, 2014

A drone strike in Yemen in December may have killed civilians and violated Obama’s targeted killing policies, a new report says. 

February 21, 2014