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Today 1:18 pm
American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017
And we’re only halfway through the year.
Today 12:57 pm
These CIA Torture Victims May Finally Have a Chance at Justice
A lawsuit filed on behalf of former “black site” prisoners is now scheduled to go to trial—but in seeking restitution, the detainees have had to relive their torment.
June 21, 2017
Trump’s Policy Is Clear: Civilian Casualties Don’t Matter in the War on Terror
Multiple air strikes on cities and the use of white phosphorus—a probable war crime—guarantee a growing death toll.
June 21, 2017
The Iran-US Drone War in Syria Could Quickly Spin Out of Control
The US attempt to control the Syria-Iraq border will prolong the bloody Syrian civil war.
June 15, 2017
Remembering a Priest, a Diplomat, and a Voice for Palestine
Father Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann was a man who spoke truth to power and expected others to do the same.
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June 13, 2017
Donald Trump Might Set a Record—for the Biggest Decline of American Power in History
When the Trump years come to an end, will the United States be a pariah nation?
June 6, 2017
H.R. McMaster and the Blindness of American Hubris
Trump’s national-security adviser understands the limits of military triumphalism. But can he change US policy?
June 5, 2017
Trump’s Handling of North Korea Is Going to Lead Us Straight Into Nuclear Disaster
Public strong-arming isn’t the key to de-escalating confrontation—it’s the key to igniting it.
May 31, 2017
Ariana Grande Understands Counterterrorism Better Than Jim Mattis
Inclusiveness, not polarization, is the right approach.
May 30, 2017
How the 1989 War on Manuel Noriega’s Panama Super-Charged US Militarism
It brought together neocons and realists in a warm-up act for the first Gulf War.