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When testimony came from Richard Clarke, he
Inspired White House spokesmen to get snarky,
Because, with words combining bite and bark, he

The American foreign affairs establishment seems finally to have gotten worried about the antics of the Boy Emperor.

On February 3 a law enforcement official working with the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Des Moines served a subpoena on Drake University seeking records on its student chapter of the National Law

The Bush Administration's apparent motto: "Leave no defense contractor behind."

We're fighting terror in Iraq, Bush says,
So we won't have to fight these guys right here.
Then why the orange alerts and canceled flights

Even moderates who have denounced terrorism fear being seen as US puppets.

"They got whacked and won't try that again," said an unnamed Pentagon official in the wake of the recent deadly confrontation in the Iraqi town of Samarra.

Blogs

War in Iraq, war in Afghanistan, possible attack on Iran—oh, what the heck, why not Yemen, too?

November 1, 2010

That big sucking sound you don't hear? That's the war—spending that's getting away with murder.

October 27, 2010

War seems simply to be the way it is.  We have always been at war in Afghanistan. We will always be at war in Afghanistan. Or maybe Pakistan. Or both.

October 7, 2010

"Why fight a war that even the general in charge says can't be won?"

October 7, 2010

In our longest war, we have yet to even begin to grapple with the whys of war and the what-war-really-is questions.

September 29, 2010

Gilles Dorronsoro, an iconoclastic visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment, says Pakistan can deliver the Taliban to the bargaining table. It's time to try it.

September 24, 2010

The war on drugs. We keep calling it that, it seems, because we like wars on abstract concepts.

September 23, 2010

Jeremy Scahill asks why former President George Bush deserves positive recognition for his contributions to the Iraq War.

September 2, 2010

A psychotic outburst at the American Enterprise Institute.

August 2, 2010

Literally millions of Americans are employed to battle Osama bin Laden and his minions, a Post series reports, arrayed against a threat that barely exists.

July 19, 2010