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  • March 9, 2010

    Hopeful Signs in Iraq?

    Results are unknown, so far, and the threat of violence still simmers.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • March 8, 2010

    Exit Strategies for Afghanistan and Iraq

    Members of Congress who oppose the US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq are divided on strategies to force de-escalation.

    Tom Hayden

  • March 3, 2010

    Violence on Eve of Iraq Vote

    Will sectarianism trump secular nationalism? Chalabi, and Iran, hopes so.

    Bob Dreyfuss

  • February 3, 2010

    The Defense Industry Is Pleased with Obama

    Who says the president is failing to show leadership? In one area at least, there's no sign of flag or falter. If anything, the administration's only becoming more forthright. Sad to say, that area is military build-up.

    Laura Flanders

  • January 21, 2010

    Security Contractors Set Sights on Haiti

    Jeremy Scahill discusses how Haiti's earthquake creates the perfect environment for security contractors to intervene and take advantage of the lawless state.



  • December 22, 2009

    Afghan Lobby Scam

    Has a major military contractor in Afghanistan created an Astroturf organization to promote long-term US engagement?

    Aram Roston

  • October 14, 2009

    The ACORN Standard

    A growing number of lawmakers are starting to ask: if ACORN's federal funding should be under intense scrutiny, why aren't the billions of dollars going to out-of-control contractors being regulated?

    Jeremy Scahill

  • September 17, 2009

    Rohrabacher to Iraqis: Be More Grateful!

    The House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight met today to discuss issues of sovereignty and stability in Iraq ranging from the country's longstanding financial obligation to neighboring Kuwait to its even longer-standing issues with the Kurdish people. But Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) seemed mostly interested in berating the Iraqis for their lack of gratitude.

    Chris Hayes

  • April 3, 2008

    Another KBR Rape Case

    In the wake of Jamie Leigh Jones's highly publicized charges, a woman comes forward with new allegations of a brutal sexual assault and cover-up at a KBR camp in Iraq.

    Karen Houppert

  • February 27, 2008

    Obama’s Mercenary Position

    He calls private security forces "unaccountable" but may use them in Iraq. Meanwhile, Clinton wants to ban them. UPDATED

    Jeremy Scahill