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US Border Patrol

For the US, “homeland security” is hardly limited to the homeland.

No Man's Land Near Lens, France

Was World War I the outcome of elite machinations?

The Battle of Somme

The first day of the Battle of Somme was one of the deadliest in history.

Polio vaccination in Damsacus

The growing humanitarian catastrophe is not just an accidental outcome of the conflict—the Assad regime has been deliberately targeting healthcare infrastructure and personnel.

(Reuters/Jason Reed)

Supporters of “enhanced interrogation” tout dubious claims of its effectiveness but ignore two cases where it failed to thwart terrorism.

For nearly four decades, Sahrawis have struggled for independence from Morocco. There are growing fears of a return to arms.

Blogs

A new study counts an estimated 500,000 deaths associated with the occupation in Iraq, reaffirming tallies disputed by the Bush administration.

October 17, 2013

Politicians are outraged over the loss of military death benefits—but not the deaths themselves.

October 9, 2013

The United States and Afghanistan may face the “zero option”: no American forces after 2014.

October 8, 2013

Eric on the best TV series you have never heard of; and Reed on the sad state of republican politics.

September 13, 2013

The late Saul Landau spent years investigating the assassination in Washington, DC, of his friend, Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean foreign minister. What he found pointed right back to DC.

September 13, 2013

Elizabeth O'Bagy’s brief tenure as an “expert” on Syrian rebels comes to an inglorious end.

September 12, 2013

The tragedy of September 11, 1973 belongs not just to the Chileans. It belongs also to the military coup’s enablers—the taxpayers of the United States.

September 11, 2013

Obama makes his case for intervention in Syria.

September 11, 2013

The president is right to embrace prospect of removing chemical weapons without military intervention.

September 10, 2013

The president can and should explain the necessity of negotiation in the pursuit of a “just peace.”

September 10, 2013