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  1. international affairs
    Could War With Iran Be an October Surprise?A series of mysterious explosions and alleged Israeli sabotage operations could soon open the door to a broader conflict.
  2. foreign interests
    Please Don’t Prolong a Pointless War Just to Show Russia Who’s BossA bipartisan group in the House just made it harder for Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That’s a mistake.
  3. war
    Trump Administration to Ease Restrictions on Landmine Use: ReportThe White House is expected to ease regulations on the explosives, though 160 countries have banned them for their high civilian-casualty rate.
  4. war
    50 U.S. Troops Diagnosed With Brain Injuries As a Result of Iran StrikesLast week, Trump dismissed the soldiers’ injuries as “headaches” that were “not very serious.”
  5. war
    This Squirrel Is Out for BloodA “bloodthirsty” squirrel has laid siege to a Houston neighborhood.
  6. foreign policy
    Trump Claim That Soleimani Posed an ‘Imminent Threat’ Takes Another HitTrump set the red line last June, NBC News reports, authorizing a strike against Soleimani if an American was killed by Iran.
  7. foreign policy
    Esper ‘Didn’t See’ Intel Backing Up Trump’s 4-Embassy ClaimBut the U.S. defense secretary made it clear he believes whatever the president believes regarding the rationale for killing a top Iranian general.
  8. iran
    House Vote Is Unlikely to Curb Trump’s War Powers on IranThanks to many years of Congress ceding war-making powers to the commander-in-chief, Democrats have been left with a very weak hand.
  9. iran
    Iran Is Not a Threat to Our Security. Trump’s Saber-Rattling Is.Trump wants Americans to see Iran as an irrational, terroristic menace. But Tehran’s response to the killing of Soleimani proves that it is not.
  10. us-iran conflict
    Trump Says No Casualties in Iranian Missile Strikes, Announces New SanctionsIn a White House statement, Trump also announced new sanctions on Iran.
  11. us-iran conflict
    Iran Launches Missiles Against U.S. in Iraq, Threatens More RetaliationThe Pentagon confirmed that over a dozen missiles were launched on two air bases. No casualties are currently being reported.
  12. iran
    More Than 50 Dead After Stampede at Qasem Soleimani’s FuneralTragedy strikes in the hometown of the slain commander of Iran’s Quds Force.
  13. foreign interests
    Trump Administration Accidentally Declares End of War in Iraq“We respect your sovereign decision to order our departure,” the U.S. wrote in a letter to the Iraqi government that it did not intend to send.
  14. power
    War and TweetsIn the maw of the posting machine, nothing feels real.
  15. iran
    If Trump Can’t Bully Iran Into Backing Down, Things Could Get Scary FastTrump hates limited, conventional wars and also thinks intimidating enemies with great shows of force will subdue them. What if it doesn’t this time?
  16. iraq
    Iraqis Storm U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to Protest Air StrikesThe U.S. launched mass-casualty air strikes in Iraq in defiance of its government. Now, Iran-backed militants surround the U.S. embassy.
  17. vision 2020
    Gabbard Wins Coveted Endorsement From Dennis ‘Kingmaker’ KucinichAmerica’s most influential former mayor of Cleveland says Gabbard is the antiwar candidate. He is wrong.
  18. the military industrial complex
    Here’s More Evidence the War in Afghanistan Was a $2 Trillion Mistake“If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction … 2,400 lives lost,” wrote a top U.S. general. “Who will say this was in vain?”
  19. veterans
    The Next Fight for Cory Remsburg, the Wounded Veteran Obama Made FamousIn 2014, a White House speechwriter made a brain-injured soldier a symbol of resilience. Now he finds the story didn’t end so neatly.
  20. war
    White House Announces Turkey Will Soon Invade SyriaThe U.S. may be abandoning its Kurdish allies, as the White House moves remaining troops from the “immediate area” of the invasion in northern Syria.
  21. iran
    House Votes to Require Congressional Approval for War With IranA good number of Republicans, including Trump fans, want to avoid war with Iran and give peace a chance – but the defense bill is far from resolved.
  22. marriage: an investigation
    They Had Been Married 6 Months When He Lost His Legs in Iraq“A lot of people say at least he ‘came home,’ but when they’re injured, they don’t get to come home.”
  23. yemen
    Senate Defies Trump, Advances Bid to End U.S. Support for Saudis in YemenIn defiance of the White House, 63 senators voted to allow debate over a bill that would (finally) end U.S. backing for war crimes in Yemen.
  24. politics
    Trump Hasn’t Visited the Troops in a War Zone Because ‘He’s Afraid’“He’s afraid of those situations. He’s afraid people want to kill him,” a White House official told the Washington Post.
  25. politics
    The U.S. Is Finally Pushing for an End to the War in YemenAfter helping Saudi Arabia create a humanitarian crisis, the U.S. now wants to end it.
  26. 2020 election
    What Is Tulsi Gabbard Fighting For?The war veteran and Democratic congresswoman is a rising star for progressives. But her views on foreign policy illustrate a dilemma on the left.
  27. book review
    War, Drugs, and Other Extremes in the Post-Post-9/11 NovelTwo recent novels, Ohio and Waiting for Eden, try to keep pace with our state of permanent crisis.
  28. U.S.-Backed Coalition Bombs School Bus, Killing Dozens of Yemeni KidsA spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition called the bombing a “legitimate military action.”
  29. beauty
    Going to Beauty School in a Refugee CampBeauty school in the Beddawi camp.
  30. Trump Is Using American Foreign Policy As His Stress BallThe president’s Syria tweets confirm that he has no coherent goals for foreign policy beyond his own instant gratification.
  31. Trump Questioned Why CIA Avoided Killing Terrorist’s Family: ReportPerhaps “you have to take out their families” was more than chilling campaign rhetoric.
  32. Tillerson’s Firing Brings America Closer to War With North KoreaThe secretary’s departure suggests Trump will kill the Iran deal in May – and sabotage the prospects of diplomacy with North Korea in the process.
  33. The White House Just Sent an Ominous Signal About Its Plans For North KoreaVictor Cha was about to become ambassador to South Korea — until he criticized Trump’s plan for a preemptive strike on Pyongyang.
  34. The World in 2018 — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?We escaped 2017 without a major global incident. But the other shoe may be about to drop.
  35. Graham: 70 Percent Chance of War With North Korea If It Tests More NukesThe hawkish South Carolinian is credibly terrifying in describing Trump’s intentions if North Korea keeps being North Korea.
  36. Trump’s Bold New Afghanistan Strategy: Neither Bold, Nor New, Nor a StrategyTo the extent that it’s bold, it’s dangerous; to the extent it’s new, it’s vague; to the extent that it’s a strategy, it’s Obama’s.
  37. ISIS Allegedly Destroyed Mosul Mosque Where Its Leader Declared ‘Caliphate’Iraqi and coalition forces blame ISIS; ISIS blames the U.S.-led coalition.
  38. U.S. Shoots Down Syrian Warplane for First TimeSunday saw some unprecedented escalations in Syria’s long conflict, including a cross-border Iranian ballistic missile strike on ISIS.
  39. PissPigGrandad Is No MoreBrace Belden, back from Syria and readjusting to life in the Bay Area, has a new Twitter handle.
  40. Top ISIS Leader in Afghanistan Killed in RaidAbdul Hasib died in an April 27 raid, along with dozens of ISIS fighters, in eastern Afghanistan. He had led the terror group for less than a year.
  41. Report: White House Mulls Sending Thousands of U.S. Ground Troops Into SyriaH. R. McMaster is reportedly pressing his colleagues to consider sending up to 50,000 ground troops to fight ISIS.
  42. U.S. Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs,’ Biggest Non-Nuke Ever Used, in AfghanistanThe 22,000-pound bomb was dropped on ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan.
  43. Trump’s Jacksonian Attack on SyriaLike Andrew Jackson, Trump believes in speedy, incredibly violent force, taken without consultation with Congress, to deter evildoers such as Assad.
  44. Trump Weighs ‘Saturation Strike’ Against Syrian GovernmentThe strikes would likely kill Russian soldiers and mark a 180-degree shift in the White House’s policy toward Syria.
  45. feature
    PissPigGranddad, the Punk-Rock Florist Who Fought ISIS in Syria, Is Coming HomeBrace Belden became a radical icon when he went to take up arms against terrorists, build a socialist utopia, and tweet jokes about the revolution.
  46. There Were Two Major Victories Against ISIS in Iraq and SyriaIraqi forces retake most of Mosul airport, while Turkish-backed Syrian rebels expel the extremist group from al-Bab.
  47. The Mattis-Bannon Race for Secret President May Be Most Important of Our LivesBannon says a war with China is inevitable. Mattis is telling our allies that we don’t need to take “military steps” against Beijing or Tehran.
  48. The Little Girl Who Tweeted From Syria Opens Up About Night Her House Was BombedBana Alabed sat down with the BBC for a new interview.
  49. The Little Girl Who Tweeted From War-torn Aleppo Has Been RescuedBana Alabed tweeted about living in Aleppo during airstrikes.
  50. Bana Alabed
    This Little Girl Is Tweeting About Her Heartbreaking Life in War-torn SyriaBala Alabed, 7, lives in Aleppo and is sharing her daily struggles there.
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