National security reporter Spencer Ackerman on 9/11, mass surveillance at home, and failed wars abroad.
The Reign of Terror author on fighting surveillance and interventionism done in the name of stopping jihad.
The foreign policy author and podcast host discusses Joe Biden's withdrawal and how to fix U.S. foreign policy.
The Enough Already: Time To End the War on Terror author on fixing foreign policy in the Joe Biden era.
I witnessed firsthand how U.S. actions that favored one group inevitably angered another, which is why the war is an endless game of whack-a-mole.
It may look like Congress is reclaiming its constitutional war powers, but the president still has plenty of ways to justify his military actions.
On Paper, Biden Is Ending the U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq. He's Actually Leaving American Troops in Danger.
Saying that American troops are in Iraq for "training and advising" and not "combat" might sound nice, but it doesn’t get them out of harm’s way.
Keeping American boots on the ground means keeping them in harm's way.
Repeal would do little to change how Congress and the president collaborate—or don't—on military operations.
Whistleblowers and publishers are crucial for keeping government officials reasonably honest.
The 33-year-old successor to Justin Amash's House seat says his party has abandoned limited government, economic freedom, and individualism.
Peace Candidate Donald Trump Threatens Massive Retaliation Against Iran in Response to Rumored Assassination Plot
The president promised that any attack by Iran against the United States would be met with a response "1,000 times greater in magnitude!"
Trump, Self-Proclaimed Ender of Endless Wars, Is Reducing the U.S. Troop Presence in Iraq to Where It Was in 2015
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Pentagon will be reducing troop levels in Iraq by a third.
"The best aspect of the Trump foreign policy is that he has revealed the mind of the foreign policy establishment," says historian Thaddeus Russell. "The worst part... he's a mass murderer just like the rest of them."
Rocket attacks and "precision defensive strikes" will bring us ever closer to truly endless war.
"Does this advance American safety and security? Does it make Americans freer and more prosperous? The answer is no."
The framers of the Constitution were quite right that wars should be difficult to start and easy to end.
The Trump Administration Wants To Deport an Iraqi Refugee for Being an Islamic State Terrorist. The Only Problem? He's Not.
Sending Omar Ameen back to Iraq will likely result in his execution, and the case against him doesn't make sense. The Trump administration is fighting to do it anyway.
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The nation's only female Olympic medalist says she has permanently left the Islamic Republic due to the oppression of women.
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“Let’s vote on this and see who is serious about ending forever wars.”
The Cato Institute's Christopher A. Preble lays out a uniquely libertarian approach to Iran, Iraq, and elsewhere.
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'Active Disinformation' or 'Honest Mistake'? Story Shifts on Leaked Letter Saying U.S. Will Leave Iraq
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The vice president says assassinated Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was involved in the September 11 plot. That's as true as when Republicans said Saddam Hussein was.
The CIA and its defenders insisted that torture would help keep America safe. They were wrong.
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The Council on Foreign Relations survey of foreign policy experts finds "more threats...likely to require a U.S. military response in 2020 than ever before."
Several dozen protesters tried to storm the American embassy in Baghdad in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in the country over the weekend.
America's exit from Iraq could benefit both Iraqis and Americans.
Pentagon brass, who urged the president not to issue these orders, fear that the president's actions will undermine the system of military justice.
If Trump wants credit for ending wars in the Middle East, he'll have to actually reduce the number of Americans deployed there.
"The outsized power that the political parties hold can often be used in the wrong way to squelch our democracy and dissenting voices even within our own parties," says Gabbard.
If the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are any indication, the move would be a disaster.
Also: How much should we care that Trump & co. lied in 2016 about a Putin-proximate real estate deal in Russia?
There is little to celebrate and much to criticize.
The head of Ideas Beyond Borders is translating books by Steven Pinker, Sam Harris, and others into Arabic and distributing them for free.