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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.

Blogs

DOD's latest report rehashes old concerns—including many from the Bush administration—while raising new ones.

August 17, 2010

Kucinich's legislation says: "No one, including the President, may instruct a person…to engage in, or conspire to engage in, the extrajudicial killing of a United States citizen."

August 5, 2010

If we can't find a way to pay living wages for kindergarten teachers, who are we?

August 3, 2010

"The idea that Obama is making good on a campaign promise to end the war is playing with words,” says The Nation's Jeremy Scahill.

August 3, 2010

For the drawdown in Iraq, I'll give President Obama credit where it's due. Still, it's a tragedy that even he will not apologize for the criminal destruction of that country by the United States.

August 2, 2010

A psychotic outburst at the American Enterprise Institute.

August 2, 2010

If public schools or Medicare providers were held to the same standards as military contractors, they'd never have to beg for cash.

July 29, 2010

The House approved $33 billion for a 30,000-troop escalation in Afghanistan this week and in doing so took money away from other places it was desperately needed.

July 28, 2010

House approves "emergency" Afghan war funding, but 114 members vote "no" in one of the strongest shows of antiwar sentiment since the Vietnam era.

July 28, 2010

The futility and frustration illustrated in the WikiLeaks documents should provide a wide opening for a much-needed discussion on the human and financial costs of war in Afghanistan that far outstrip any conceivable security benefits.

July 27, 2010