All Articles on War on Terror

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar sign a peace agreement during a ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on February 29, 2020. - The United States signed a landmark deal with the Taliban, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest-ever war. Pompeo called on the Taliban to honour its commitments to sever ties with jihadist groups as Washington s News
"So-Called ‪'Peace Deal' Is Anything But": Critics Warn US-Taliban Deal Exposes Fallacies of Endless War Paradigm
The agreement, warned Rep. Barbara Lee, "leaves thousands of troops in Afghanistan and lacks the critical investments in peacebuilding, human-centered development, or governance reform needed to rebuild Afghan society."
Read more
Most of the time, those overseas conflicts are literally out of sight (and largely out of mind). (Photo:Reuters) Views
America’s Endless Wars Persist Because They Don’t Exist (For Americans)
Even though the U.S. now lives in a state of perpetual war, for most Americans it’s a peculiar form of non-war.
Read more
Should Assange die in a UK prison, as the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has warned, he will effectively have been tortured to death. (Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images) Views
Assange’s US Extradition Hearing Opens Monday: Fight for the Free Press Is Now On
From medical professionals to journalists’ associations, the waves of courage that have emerged this week in defense of Julian Assange, invite all of us to join in, and stand on the right side of history.
Read more
11/9/35: General Smedley D. Butler, U.S. Marines, retired, pictured as he addressed a crowd of 6,000 participants in an anti-war demonstration on Reyburn Plaza, Philadelphia, Nov. 9th. Butler suggested, "That the government pay business and commercial interests not to trade with warring nations." (Photo: Bettman/Getty) Views
Where Have You Gone, Smedley Butler?
Why no retired generals oppose America's forever wars.
Read more
Thanks to the cowardice of the Obama administration, no CIA officer or any higher official in the administration of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, no psychologist, no doctor, no one at all has yet been held accountable for the years of torture practiced on a global scale in the war on terror. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Views
Impunity Guaranteed for Torturers (and Presidents)
"The right to do whatever I want as president."
Read more
The U.S. war machine demonstrated total disdain for its upstart rival, and unleashed an illegal war based on lies that has now raged on through many phases of violence and chaos for 17 years. (Photo: via EuroYankee) Views
Can the World’s Second Superpower Rise From the Ashes of Twenty Years of War?
The peace movement’s small victories demonstrate that we have more power to challenge U.S. militarism than most Americans realize.
Read more
At 18-plus years or, if you prefer to combine Washington’s two Afghan wars, 28-plus years, we’re talking about the longest American war in history. (Photo: U.S. Army/flickr/cc) Views
War Addicts, Inc.
Making sense of the age of carnage.
Read more
Corporate media’s propagandistic coverage is most apparent when they consistently refuse to hold the US government accountable to its own standards for what constitutes “state sponsors of terrorism.” (Photo: New York Times Screenshot) Views
No. 1 Sponsor of Terrorism? US Media Name Iran, but Overlook a Candidate Closer to Home
There’s a much stronger case that the US rather than Iran is actually the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism.
Read more
Donald Trump isn’t the first president to try to parlay Pentagon funding into political support, but he’s been more aggressive and systematic in his efforts than any president in memory. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Will Trump Ride Pentagon Spending to Reelection?
The president bets on arms sales big time.
Read more
Over and over Americans have called for diplomatic solutions, an end to endless wars, and have worked tirelessly to realize the full breadth of equality and freedoms we have espoused for centuries. (Photo: Liz Lemon/Flickr/cc) Views
Iranian-Americans in the Age of Trump, the Travel Ban, and the Threat of War
We want democracy and freedom for Iran, not because of Iranian exceptionalism, but because those are the values we aspire for at home, and therefore believe all people deserve.
Read more

Pages