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We cannot continue to look the other way as military and economic warfare destroys lives. We must not lose ourselves in trivia and fantasy while the foundation of our real existence is the inescapable misery and suffering of others. more

Apr 20, 2017 2:09 PM Dispatches

The beauty and the tragedy of everyday life in a war zone. more

Dec 9, 2016 4:01 PM Dispatches

On the anniversary of the longest war in U.S. history, we offer this reflection on how we got here. more

Oct 7, 2016 1:57 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

The death toll of the “let’s kill the people who are trying to kill us" method is rising. more

Oct 3, 2016 3:16 PM Dispatches

MASH this ain’t. more

Mar 9, 2016 5:27 PM Dispatches

I wondered how Ellis’s guidelines for conflict resolution could be useful to people in the United States. more

Dec 21, 2015 9:32 PM Dispatches

After 14 years of U.S. occupation, Afghans are voting with their feet more

Nov 20, 2015 4:18 PM Magazine

“There are no words for how terrible it was.” more

Oct 6, 2015 1:42 AM Dispatches

“War costs us everything and resolves nothing.” more

Oct 1, 2015 3:55 PM Dispatches

Image: U.S. Army File Photo In a strange experiment, a U.S. Army program embedded social scientists with armed military forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, beginning in 2007. The program finally just ended. Its closure was long overdue. The ... more

Jul 12, 2015 2:27 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

It’s safe to say that the first two things Americans think of when they think of Muslims are violent terrorist attacks and the oppression of women. Image credit: RAWA more

Mar 11, 2015 3:00 PM Magazine 5 Comments

Until the American public demands the full disclosure about the Saudi role, we won’t understand the real circumstances of September 11 and the forming and funding of Al-Qaeda. Image credit: Pool/Getty Images more

Feb 7, 2015 5:06 PM Op-Eds 2 Comments

Since leaving the CIA Baer has become an outspoken commentator on intelligence-related matters in various venues, including CNN as its national security affairs analyst. Image credit: Kevin Toolis. more

Dec 23, 2014 7:32 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

News agencies reported Saturday morning that weeks ago President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year. Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images more

Nov 24, 2014 2:44 PM Dispatches

On July 10, 2014, in New York State, Judge David Gideon sentenced Mary Anne Grady Flores to a year in prison and fined her $1,000 for photographing a peaceful demonstration at the U.S. Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field... more

Jul 22, 2014 3:03 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

Gates's just-published memoir has been making waves for its critique of the Obama team's handling of the Afghanistan War and for its potshots at Joe Biden. more

Jan 10, 2014 11:38 PM Op-Eds

Kabul, Afghanistan is "home" to hundreds of thousands of children who have no home. Many of them live in squalid refugee camps with families that have been displaced by violence and war. Bereft of any income in a city already burdened by hi... more

Dec 30, 2013 4:41 PM Dispatches

A few evenings ago, as the sky began to darken here in Kabul, Afghanistan, a small group of the Afghan Peace Volunteers gathered for an informal presentation about WikiLeaks, its chief editor Julian Assange, and its most prominent contributor, Br... more

May 29, 2013 10:05 PM Dispatches

Since 2009, Voices for Creative Nonviolence has maintained a grim record we call the "The Afghan Atrocities Update." It gives the dates, locations, numbers and names of Afghan civilians killed by NATO forces.Even with details culled from news rep... more

May 21, 2013 5:41 PM Dispatches

Two young Afghan boys herding cattle in Uruzgan Province of Afghanistan were mistakenly killed by NATO forces yesterday.They were seven and eight years old.Our globe, approving of 'necessary or just war', thinks, "We expect this to happen occasio... more

Mar 4, 2013 7:33 PM Dispatches

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