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GOP senators at press conference

Through a half-century of foreign policy hardball, there’s a line I’ve never crossed.

Ashton Carter in Afghanistan

These well-dressed Washington think-tankers love nothing more than an invasion.

With growing food, fuel and power shortages, civilians struggle to survive in a country torn apart by warring militias.

Drone in Afghanistan

An internal Air Force memo reveals that the US military’s drone wars are in major trouble.

The Raines family in 1969

In 1971, I helped burglarize an FBI office and leaked documents that exposed J. Edgar Hoover’s abuses of power. Here’s what that experience taught me.

Guantanamo protest at the White House

American airpower has blown away eight wedding parties in three different countries—and we call ourselves the leaders of the global war on terror.

Gaza City

The first quarter-century of crisis over eastern Mediterranean natural gas has been nothing but prelude.

As ignorant armies clash by night, civilians bear the brunt of a collapsing economy.

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

Blogs

The Obama administration decides to “position” heavy military equipment on Russia’s borders.

June 24, 2015

While the US and Iraqi response is in disarray, the Islamic State is containable.

June 11, 2015

Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein have introduced a measure to prevent the CIA from evading the bans on torture that are already law. 

June 10, 2015

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015