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The only acceptable purpose of war is to restore peace on a more durable basis.

Now that the Taliban is on the run, the 'war on terror' broadens its scope.

Europe and the United States have begun to follow diverging scripts on the war.

With the Taliban engaged in Afghanistan, where will the US now train its sights?

As envisioned by the Administration, it's unilateralism with a multilateral face.

What plagued the O.J. Simpson trial—corruption, malfeasance and a breakdown of the rule of law—is exactly what the 'war on terror' is achieving in its blind quest to hold Bin Laden to account.

Chelsea Clinton bristles at the antiwar movement while she attends Oxford.

Allied 'surgical strikes' in Kosovo in 1999 created environmental hotspots yet to cleaned up; the same might happen in Afghanistan.

The Price Anderson Act has discouraged the development of safer, less costly sources of energy than nuclear power. Join your voice to those calling for Congress to not renew its status by signing this online petition.

Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute.

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April 4, 2011

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April 2, 2011

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April 1, 2011

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