War and Antiwar

  • The end of the occupation

    When its troops failed to quell the Iraqi resistance, the U.S. fomented a civil war, but the occupation still ended in failure.

  • The occupation and the resistance

    The U.S. unleashed terror and repression to cement its power in Iraq--but in the process, it stoked multiple points of resistance.

  • The U.S. war machine unleashed in Iraq

    In March 2003, the U.S. used the full might of its arsenal against a country that had already been devastated by decades of war.

  • The drive to a war crime

    In spite of the largest coordinated protests in history, George Bush and the neo-cons were determined to have their war on Iraq.

  • A budget to make America go to war again

    Congress and the White House are speaking with one voice in support of a Pentagon that is bristling with new weapons--and gearing up for more war.

  • Who will dominate Syria?

    A socialist author and Middle East expert analyzes the consequences after Turkey's invasion of a mainly Kurdish area in Syria.

  • The uncounted victims from Iraq to Afghanistan

    An antiwar journalist says that the Pentagon has drastically understated the number of civilians killed by air strikes in U.S. wars.

  • Will Trump shoot first?

    The Trump administration is undercutting an Olympic "peace interlude" in Korea with an escalation of hostility toward the North.

  • Starving Gaza one tunnel at a time

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces corruption charges and fading support, so he's turned to a new assault on Gaza.

  • Empire and the Middle East in the age of Trump

    One of the left's leading experts on the Middle East looks at new developments--and at what has changed for the U.S. and what hasn't under Trump.

  • A peace prize that's deserved

    For once, the Nobel Peace Prize went to an ideal recipient this year: the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

  • Lebanon in the crucible of regional conflict

    The surprise resignation of Lebanon's prime minister is the latest sign of a brewing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran on various battlefields.

  • Rolling out the red carpet for U.S. empire?

    The unexpectedly calm behavior of Donald Trump during his Asia tour obscures increasing militarization that has been underway for years.

  • The U.S. war you didn't hear about...until now

    U.S. military intervention in Africa is in the headlines after an attack on Green Berets in Niger--but no one is asking what the military is doing there.

  • Ruling the world for good under Sanders?

    Bernie Sanders outlined a different foreign policy in his Westminster speech, but it fell well short of a genuine internationalism.

  • Who's pushing Korea to the brink of war?

    The cycle of escalation between North Korea and the U.S. is fanning fears of a horrific war--but we shouldn't lose sight of who the real provocateur is.

  • The nuclear threat that Trumps them all

    The unthinkable possibility of nuclear war is in the headlines after U.S. officials reacted with shrill threats to North Korea's test of a hydrogen bomb.

  • The roots of the nuclear arms race

    For decades, the world held its breath as nuclear-armed powers contemplated the annihilation of their rivals--and themselves.

  • Chelsea Manning's uncompromising fight

    Chelsea Manning has played a vital role in exposing the lies at the heart of U.S. wars and American imperialism.

  • The U.S. destroys Mosul in order to not save it

    The U.S.-led drive to eradicate ISIS forces in Mosul has succeeded--but at a terrible price to the people who live in what was once Iraq's second-largest city.

  • Afghanistan under the Trump regime

    Two journalists talk about what's the same and what's different--but mostly the same--about the U.S. war in Afghanistan since Trump took office.

  • Trump turns up the terror

    His stepped-up military aggression, from threats against North Korea to the use of the "mother of all bombs," won't stop terrorism, but only fuel it.

  • Does the U.S. want regime change in Syria?

    An award-winning journalist answers our questions about the situation in Syria after Trump's missile strike and what the future could hold.

  • Separating fact from fake news

    Trump has taken the U.S. government practice of lying to a new level, but the left can't start creating its own "alternative facts" to oppose him.

  • Will Trump start a new Korean War?

    Trump is dialing up the rhetoric about getting tough with North Korea, which will keep the region on a hair trigger for some time to come.