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Why Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Mistake

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

You cannot bomb away a political movement. You cannot kill an idea that motivates millions of people with a Hellfire missile.

10 Reasons Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Terrible Idea

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The smell of blood is once again in the air in Washington -- this week for airstrikes and other forms of violent intervention in Iraq. Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.

Syria: A Limited Air Strike Is an Act of War

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.12.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

If the Obama administration drags the U.S., kicking and screaming, into another war in the Middle East, then the mounting death and violence in Mexico and Central America are guaranteed to remain a sideshow to the U.S.

MLK, the DoD and the Good Samaritan

Ann Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Miller

Anyone who believes that the Iraqis and Afghanis consider our troops akin to the "Good Samaritan" deserves the Sarah Palin Award for Gullibility.

One in Three Killed By Drones in Pakistan Is a Civilian

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

A new report from the New America Foundation states that one of every three people killed in the U.S.'s not-so-secret drone war in Pakistan is a civil...

NATO Kills 27 Civilians In Afghanistan Attack, Says Afghan Cabinet

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — NATO jets mistakenly killed at least 21 people in central Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Monday, the deadliest attack on civilians i...

Israel Admits To Air Strike "Deep Inside Syria"

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Israel has confirmed that it carried out a strike on a Syrian military installation last month. Syria accused Israel at the time but Israeli official...