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Drone flies above Afghanistan

A combination of diplomacy, legal challenges and activism could end the program of US drone strikes.

How can two generals be hailed as military heroes, when the wars they commanded failed spectacularly?

David Petraeus

Petraeus may have had the affair, but we're all responsible for the U.S' worshipful embrace of our military generals. 

A column of prisoners at Jaworzno camp in Poland, a former subcamp of Auschwitz

Did postwar population transfers complete a project of ethnic cleansing started by Hitler?

Civilians pay the heaviest toll in Gaza, and when the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas put an end to the violence, thousands took to the street to celebrate.

Destruction in Gaza

Testimonies from Israeli Defense Force veterans reveal the truth about the ongoing occupation.

Israeli troops fire into Gaza

Benjamin Netanyahu’s attack on Gaza has stoked a fever pitch of hard-line nationalism.

Airstrike damage in Gaza

As with Operation Cast Lead, Washington is directly complicit—and this time, Israel can argue it’s merely channeling US drone assassination policy.

CIA headquarters

If the director of the CIA and a Reserve intelligence officer can’t even conduct a decent affair, what does that say about the institution that groomed them?

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In The Passage of Power, Robert Caro shows that LBJ’s brilliance as a politician lay not in his idealism but his opportunism.

Blogs

Democrats and Republicans warn of the perils of imagining there is a military "fix."

July 3, 2014

Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the ISIS offensive. The current wave of militarization is making life even worse.

July 2, 2014

Don’t hold your breath waiting for apologies from the neoconservatives.

June 30, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won’t hold itself accountable for its crimes against women, then history will.

June 25, 2014

What is wrong with the stories Americans tell about themselves and their history? Bill Moyers and Andrew Bacevich discuss.

June 24, 2014

Instead of ignoring what the neo-cons have to say about the present crisis in Iraq, maybe we should do this...

June 24, 2014

Nation contributing editor Stephen Cohen appeared on The John Batcheler Show to discuss recent eruptions of violence in Ukraine.

June 23, 2014

US media are (finally) facing criticism for relying on the same horribly wrong sources that led us to war in Iraq in 2003.

June 22, 2014

McConnell finds himself in another tight re-election race with his career on the line, and another crisis in Iraq.

June 19, 2014