The Obama administration has invoked the state secrets privilege for the second time in less than a month—this time in an effort to shut down discussion of the targeted killing of a US civilian who has not been charged of any crime.
The most striking American tragedy of these last nine years—far worse than the tragedy of 9/11 itself—is just how weak we have been in the wake of war.
To weigh your skills, take the eleven-question pop quiz below, and see if you deserve to be a four-star general, a gun-totin’ mercenary or a mere private.
Many Americans realize that torture doesn't work—but want to believe in it anyway.
America's Pakistan problem is getting worse, not better, on President Obama's watch.
Under Obama, accountability for rights violations during the "war of terror" has been thin.
Liz Cheney's witch hunt against lawyers who represented Guantánamo detainees is a new low.
Members of Congress who oppose the US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq are divided on strategies to force de-escalation.
Obama makes reassuring noises about constraining executive power and protecting civil liberties, but then adopts whatever appalling policy Bush put in place.
The GOP nominee favors unilateralism and "rogue state rollback."