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The Fantasy of a Clean War

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The day Obama was sworn in for the second time, a U.S. drone strike hit Yemen. It was the third such attack in that country in as many days. Despite the rhetoric from the president on the Capitol steps, there was abundant evidence that he would continue to preside over a country that is in a state of perpetual war.

Thinking About Terrorism? Think Twice

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Why did President Obama order the death of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, the 16-year-old American son of radical American imam Anwar al-Awlaki? Investigative reporter and VICE correspondent Greg Palast thinks he knows.

Scahill on Obama's Admitted Killings of Americans

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The Obama administration's unprecedented acknowledgement that four Americans were killed in U.S. drone strikes overseas -- including one whose death was not previously reported -- "raises more questions than it answers," Jeremy Scahill, national security correspondent for The Nation and author of the new book "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield," told "Democracy Now!" on Thursday.

Another Memorial Day in This Endless War

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Nearly 12 years after it was first enacted, the Authorization for Use of Military Force remains in force, giving the Obama administration and the Pentagon carte blanche to wage war, to occupy nations, to kill people with drone "signature strikes," based not on guilt but on a remote analysis of a suspect's "patterns of life."

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