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Thanks principally to the reports of Barton Gellman in the Washington Post since last October, we know that US intelligence services fatally misused the United Nations Special Commission

Iraq is out of the news, mostly, except for the occasional report of a missile fired from a US jet flying over it on patrol. And Maj. Scott Ritter is off the air.

The war against Serbia is the Banquo's ghost of NATO's fiftieth-anniversary celebration in Washington.

As NATO was beginning its fourth week of not-yet-successful persuasion bombing, several progressive members of the House gathered privately to hash out their views of President Clinton's still-un

The US/NATO war in Kosovo marks a dramatic shift in the contours of global politics and domestic foreign policy discussions that is likely to have ramifications for years to come.

We're bombing you back to the Stone Age, Slobo,

To teach you that you must behave.

When all of our bombing is finished, Slobo,

In the very first days of Kosovo's drama of the dispossessed--a calculated atrocity that Slobodan Milosevic probably thinks of as his "exodus strategy"--the most amazing mantra began to be emitt

The high moral tone in Washington and London about "rogue" states, such as Iraq, building arsenals of biological weapons belies a shameful past.

Knowledge of Khrushchev's reaction cited above is personal; he was the author's grandfather.

Blogs

A dispatch from the House of Representatives, June 6, 1944.

June 6, 2014

One of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression cautions against the steady erosion of civilized society.

June 6, 2014

Leaders in Western Europe clearly want the problem to go away, but the United States is pressing Europe to step up military spending.

June 6, 2014

The hateful commentary about the soldier’s return is motivated by fear of what his so-called desertion reveals.

June 5, 2014

But, it turns out, Clinton sided with the hawks on trading for Bergdahl’s release.

June 4, 2014

The Nation published one of the few accounts of what actually happened in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.

June 3, 2014

Dr. Stephen Cohen discusses the latest on the crisis in Ukraine on The Thom Hartmann Program

June 3, 2014

A heightened credible fear standard would particularly impact immigrants who are detained at the border and subjected to “expedited removal."

June 3, 2014

But it’s looking like the president’s Europe trip is all about NATO and “reassuring” America’s allies, who aren’t threatened.

June 2, 2014

Politicians and the media must focus on the bigger picture: the crisis facing returning veterans and the current inability of the federal government to help them. 

May 30, 2014