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The war on terror and the long death of liberal interventionism

Biden had a chance to save allies in Afghanistan. He wasted it.

Time is running out to save Afghans who helped US troops

For hackers, space is the final frontier

UFOs are real. That’s the easy part. Now here’s the hard part.

Biden says Putin “knows there are consequences” if cyberattacks continue

The FBI recovered most of Colonial Pipeline’s ransom, but the ransomware threat remains

Why Biden’s team didn’t go all-in on Israel-Gaza

The progressive foreign policy moment has arrived

Why Biden isn’t pushing Israel harder

Trump’s signature Israel policy had a key flaw. We’re seeing it now.

Why there’s talk about China starting a war with Taiwan

Biden’s new North Korea policy is an extended hand to Kim Jong Un

America’s forever war may be ending

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen blockade is starving millions. Democrats want Biden to stop it.

A deadly day at the Capitol again raises questions about security

Pentagon ends “ugly and shameful chapter” by again allowing open trans military service

Biden’s stated rationale for extending America’s war in Afghanistan is weak

Why progressives are lining up against new criminal penalties for domestic terrorism

The best case against withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan

The best case for withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan

Dozens of antiwar groups call on Congress to curb Biden’s war powers

Biden’s meeting with “the Quad,” a new alliance to counter China, explained

Top Senate Democrat says Biden should “reconsider” May 1 Afghanistan troop withdrawal 

The Biden administration’s leaked Afghanistan peace plan, explained

White House signals support for replacing decades-long authorizations for military force

An “emotional” moment at an NSC meeting shows why withdrawing from Afghanistan is so hard

QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4

Biden bombed Iranian proxies to stop strikes on US troops. There was just another attack.

How Biden’s best-laid plans for Iran and Saudi Arabia failed in his first month

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Military coup in Myanmar: news and updates

Why Democrats are blasting Biden’s attack against Iranian proxies in Syria

Biden launched airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria to “send a message”

Iran is “considering” joining the US for informal nuclear deal talks

Leave now, extension, or indefinite stay: Biden’s 3 bad Afghanistan options

What the US offer to talk to Iran means — and doesn’t — for the nuclear deal

Labeling groups like the Proud Boys “domestic terrorists” won’t fix anything

Why Biden can’t ignore Iraq and Afghanistan, even if he might want to

The Pentagon is taking a major step to deal with its diversity problems

Biden’s announcement on ending US support for the war in Yemen, explained