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War on Terror

War on Terror news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 6, 2003

    Washington Post Warriors

    A generation ago, when I worked at the Washington Post, the right-wing fringe occasionally referred to us as "Pravda on the Potomac." We reporters were amused but also rankled.

    William Greider

  • March 6, 2003

    Donahue–War Casualty

    War may or may not be inevitable, but a one-sided discussion of US policy toward Iraq appears to be all but guaranteed on network television.

    John Nichols

  • February 27, 2003

    In Bed With the Pentagon

    It's a fascinating scheme, "this very ambitious and aggressive embed plan," as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan Whitman calls it.

    Carol Brightman

  • February 27, 2003

    Hacks and Heroes

    Who's the hack? I nominate The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg. He's the new Remington, though without the artistic talent.

    Alexander Cockburn

  • February 13, 2003

    Code Orange

    The whole sad, messy world was on Code Orange alert on the day I left for England.

    Patricia J. Williams

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  • February 13, 2003

    Who’s in Charge?

    On October 4, 2001--less than a month after that horrific day--George W. Bush and the members of his National Security Council were nailing down the details of the coming war in Afghanistan.

    David Corn

  • January 16, 2003

    Iraq War Blowback

    A deeply disturbing development that has been buried under the debris of war talk is the fact that since 1998, in a major historical reversal, most of the deaths and injuries from terrorism hav

    Saskia Sassen

  • January 16, 2003

    Our Man in Saigon

    In the new film version of The Quiet American, a photographer races into a plaza in downtown Saigon, rather puzzling jaded British reporter Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine).

    H. Bruce Franklin

  • December 23, 2002

    Blind Sweeps Return

    They say history repeats itself. But usually not quite so quickly.

    David Cole

  • December 12, 2002

    A New New Deal?

    The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College professor and bard of New York, held a conference on "Ne

    Kim Phillips-Fein