That stance is just now beginning to change, in part under pressure from growing public and Congressional discomfort with the drone program. U.S. lawmakers have demanded to see White House legal justifications for targeting U.S. citizens abroad, and
As thousands of young true believers gather this weekend for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the Republican Party and the broader conservative movement continue to operate on a fundamental contradiction.
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War.
Bradley Manning explains why he leaked some government cables. Transcript: I believe that if the general public, especially the American public, had access to the information, this could spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and o
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has just completed its annual gala in Washington.
North Korea has carried out a drill using live artillery near its disputed border with the South, according to official media.
In the new Iraq, old sectarian fears remain. Around Baghdad's Green Zone, the fortified seat of government, concrete walls pulled down a year ago are going back up.
How should the libertarian relate to the Iranian question? What is the Iranian question?
New missile interceptor stationed to defend Air Force One against Obama-backed militants in Syria
The sanctions, drafted by the US and China and approved unanimously, were adopted against a backdrop of apocalyptic rhetoric from Pyongyang, including a threat to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against foreign “aggressors,”
Chavez responded to the fall of Tripoli like this: “We must stop the unleashed imperial madness! World, good world, humane world, do not be overwhelmed by the barbarism!”
Ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern suggests, "You may wish to draw on some of the following talking points for today’s meeting, cast in the first-person, as though you were speaking."
"Call me, Mr. Obama." That was North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's message to the White House, according to the most unlikely diplomatic emissary, former NBA star Dennis Rodman.
Watching the musical chairs taking place in the first months of Obama's second term reminds me of how fundamentally unserious America's approach to foreign affairs really is.
Bradley Manning, the Army private who has been held in custody since May 26, 2010 on suspicion of leaking classified material to WikiLeaks, offered a plea bargain during a pretrial conference on February 28. Manning’s guilty plea to 10 lesser charges
Ukraine said on Friday it was considering an appeal from the U.N. refugee agency against the extradition of a former Tajik prime minister, on the grounds that the United States has already granted him refugee status.
The U.S. secretly flew into North Korea last year, providing them with equipment, besides who knows what else (nuclear secrets/bombs?). Not just that, when Japan figured it out…. this administration threatened Japan and their relations with Washin
It’s a matter of time until the United States becomes more involved with the Malian occupation. However with indication from Senator Chris Cons, that involvement could come through politics. So far, the U.S. has provided logistical support, refueling
In his first formal policy speech as the Secretary of State, John Kerry branded calls to cut foreign aid as politically easy but strategically dumb, and said his department helps create American jobs and advance American values.
This clip was shot but never aired.
What interests me here is that highlighted claim: that the US "is the greatest country in world history", and therefore is entitled to do that which other countries are not. This declaration always genuinely fascinates me.
Barack Obama will become the first serving US president to receive Israel’s presidential medal, from his Israeli counterpart Shimon Peres on a visit to the Jewish state next month, Peres’s office said on Monday.
The fundamental distinction between a legitimate national defense and an aggressive global garrison imperium, escapes the political elites.
President Obama faces a knotty decision in whether to approve the much-delayed Keystone oil pipeline: a choice between alienating environmental advocates who overwhelmingly supported his candidacy or causing a deep and perhaps lasting rift with Canad
The U.S. government plans to build two prisons in Haiti's countryside in an effort to stem severe overcrowding, disease and violence in the poor Caribbean nation's prison system, a U.S. official said Friday.
You could, of course, sit there, slack-jawed, thinking about how mindlessly repetitive American foreign and military policy is these days.
to purport to believe that Canada has lost influence in the Arab world. But it is a complete chimera that Canada ever had any influence in the Arab world,
Dear Mr. President: As you put the final touches to your State of the Union Address, I urge you to avoid overstating the “threat” from Iran.
The drone war underscores the essential evil of American imperialism
The US Census Bureau just published this great infographic showing the evolution of America's foreign-born population. Check it out.