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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.

Blogs

Cleric, returned after four years in Iran, challenges Maliki to expel American troops–or else.

January 10, 2011

Chinese tell Pentagon chief that US arms sales to Taiwan are a threat to China's "core interests."

January 10, 2011

The military has floated plans to send Special Forces across the Afghan border into Pakistan's tribal areas. Not gonna happen.

January 8, 2011

Our media has found a new way to be as bad as it ever was, LTC Bob on packing for an overseas deployment and some hate mail.

January 6, 2011

Imagine! A great world power wants to expand its military reach.

January 6, 2011

 Quote of the day from a group of 500 Pakistani "religious scholars."

January 6, 2011

Why some journalists aren't defending WikiLeaks, a new cable revealing information on Iran, Bradley Manning's impending trial and more.

January 4, 2011

First, Washington squandered tax dollars on unnecessary wars. Next, Washington bailed out the big banks. Now, the battlelines of 2011 are drawn. President Obama's "Deficit Commission," Republicans in Congress and even some Democrats say the country's broke and that we're going to have to put Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs at risk to balance the books. What the right response? "We Won't Pay for Their Crisis."

January 3, 2011

Hardliners in Iran are fearful that arresting the movement's leaders could spark a new explosion.

January 3, 2011

The herculean effort required to win Senate ratification of a modest arms reduction treaty is a stark reminder of how tough it will be to reach more far-reaching agreements on nuclear weapons in the 112th Congress.

January 3, 2011