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Guantanamo

Regardless of who wins on November 6, there are no signs that either Romney or Obama will act to dismantle the lawless military commissions created after 9/11.

The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban has rightly captured the world’s attention. But what about the invisible child victims of US drones?

President Barack Obama

The US empire is a lesson in how not to change a changing world. 

Computers

Fear of a cyber attack is eroding US civil liberties and the constitution. 

The United States and Pakistan have become the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.

A Justice Department memo to the CIA

Institutionalized torture says not look what we can do, but look what we disown, what only the bad apples among us require.

America's military and intelligence infrastructures are about protecting people from terrorism, and little else.

While Peter King’s hearings on Muslim “radicalization” were controversial, they draw on a long history of US policy that has demonized Islam, under Republicans and Democrats alike.

“Captured in Somalia in 2003, Suleiman Abdallah was one of the ‘disappeared’ prisoners of the ‘war on terror.’ When I finally found him years later, he was a broken man.”

Revelations about Obama's drone assassinations led to official outrage—against the leakers. It's the policy that warrants investigation.

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