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President Barack Obama at UN

Eight exceptional(ly dumb) American achievements of the twenty-first century.

Free Syrian Army soldiers

Before there was a civil war and before Syria became the world’s chessboard, there was a peaceful uprising for freedom and dignity.

Protest against NYPD surveillance

Americans remain mostly blind to the abusive treatment of terror suspects on US soil.

America's Afghan Victims

An in-depth look at the civilian toll of America’s longest war.

A recounting of three horrific US/ISAF civilian massacres, the procedures implemented to prevent such events from happening again—and why those procedures were inadequate.

Soldiers in Afghanistan

Coalition forces sometimes pay compensation to civilian victims and survivors of the suffering we have inflicted—but ISAF keeps no comprehensive records, and the US military denies all responsibility.

A boy injured in an airstrike

Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.

Grave of a victim of an air strike

If you want stats from the government, you better be prepared to pay.

Blogs

In the first in a series for the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, this historian answers your questions.

November 19, 2013

Arendt's life and work have been debated in our pages possibly more than those of any other twentieth-century philosopher.

November 16, 2013

Commanders are also encouraging service members to lobby against Senator Gillibrand’s bill. 

November 15, 2013

In trying to obtain VA benefits for the mental health effects of military sexual trauma, many survivors face bureaucratic hurdles, long delays and ultimately, rejection. 

November 11, 2013

Despite objections from Israel and the usual suspects.

November 11, 2013

Finally, a light at the end of a very long, very dark tunnel.

November 6, 2013

Bag News probes the forgotten story of sexual assault in the My Lai Massacre.

October 31, 2013

Three Pakistanis put a face to America's drone wars on Capitol Hill Tuesday. 

October 29, 2013

A new film aims to help end American indifference to the tragedy of drone warfare. 

October 24, 2013

Media have rarely questioned the claims, cited by Obama and others, in the aftermath of Edward Snowden’s intelligence leaks.

October 23, 2013