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September 7, 2021
The War on Terror: 20 Years of Bloodshed and Delusion
From the beginning, the War on Terror merged red-hot vengeance with calculated opportunism. Millions are still paying the price.
September 2, 2021
The Costs of 20 Years of War
Two decades of war caused the deaths of nearly 1 million people and will cost US taxpayers more than $8 trillion.
August 24, 2021
Making Rahm Emanuel Ambassador to Japan Would Be a Sick Joke
Nominating the foul-mouthed former Chicago mayor is an insult to Japan—and a clear indication that Black lives don’t really matter.
Robert L. Borosage
August 24, 2021
The War on Terror Is Only Evolving
Traditionally, when a war ends, there’s at least a nod to the peace that will follow. Not so with this war.
Karen J. Greenberg
August 16, 2021
Those Who Ran the Afghanistan War Lied. They Must Be Held to Account.
The grotesque costs of lying about the war have grown too large to bear.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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July 30, 2021
We Need to Scale Back America’s War Machine
Sixty years after Eisenhower warned the nation against the threat of the military-industrial complex, America continues to maintain a bloated, imperialistic military presence at home and abroad.
July 19, 2021
Who Authorized America’s Endless Wars?
The string of wars in the Middle East have cost thousands of lives and countless resources. When will they end?
July 1, 2021
War Criminal Found Dead at 88
The human and economic costs of Donald Rumsfeld’s wars are staggering.
June 18, 2021
American Wars Mean American Lies
We need a truth commission to hold leaders—military and civilian—accountable for America’s failed wars.
May 6, 2021
Liz Cheney Is Not Your Friend
Just because she’s not getting along with Trump and Kevin McCarthy doesn’t make the current Cheney any less of a vitriol-spewing extremist.