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150th Anniversary Events
November 25, 2015
Ben Carson Isn’t the Only US Politician With a Hand in Shady Latin American Dealings
Duane Clarridge’s Iran/Contra history is horrifying—but it’s no worse than Hillary Clinton’s record in Colombia.
November 17, 2015
The US Military’s Best-Kept Secret
For years, American military expansion in Africa has gone largely unnoticed, thanks to a deliberate effort to keep the public in the shadows.
November 16, 2015
Is It Wrong to Mourn Paris More Deeply Than Beirut?
Paris was a wake-up call for Westerners—a reminder that we usually have the luxury to ignore the costs of war, even as our governments inflict them on foreigners.
November 3, 2015
November 3, 1986: The Iran/Contra Weapons-for-Hostages Deal Is Exposed
“The arms deal did not take place on the margins of policy but at its very heart.”
October 26, 2015
American Special Operations Forces Have a Very Funny Definition of Success
US Special Operations forces have deployed to 147 countries this year. To what end, exactly?
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October 22, 2015
US Engagement in the Middle East Is Riskier Than Ever
Twelve years after the invasion of Iraq, the US presses onward in a region where it has few clear goals. What could go wrong?
Peter Van Buren
October 20, 2015
These Irish Antiwar Protesters Are Sick of Having the US Military in Their Country
The influx of Syrian refugees into Europe has reinvigorated Ireland’s debate on its involvement with the war on terror.
October 20, 2015
Never Mind the Civilian Casualties
October 19, 2015
Can Diplomacy Put Out the Syrian Fire?
It's time for international negotiations to finally begin.
October 13, 2015
How Putin Adopted Obama’s Way of War
The spread of the Obama Doctrine of counterinsurgency signals a new and dangerous phase of contemporary warfare.