In considering possible responses to the bloodletting, what matters is not just how many are dying, but how.
A vow to defend Syrian rebels could put the United States into open conflict with Bashar al-Assad.
The White House has been announcing troop deployments, with varying justifications and objectives, for over a year now.
A brief history of incorrect predictions
The 13-year-old tactic, once intended to be rare, has become completely routine.
The nominee for CIA director has allies in high places.
Whether he likes it or not, Obama's nominee for CIA director faces hard decisions that will affect the future of the agency's drone program.
The Center for Preventative Action looks towards the future in its annual survey.
Their big assumption: that the rest of the world is looking for U.S. leadership
A telling moment from the wacky world of nuclear security.
Fewer than 5 percent of unmanned aircraft are armed, but such a plan could influence other countries' drone programs.
The U.S. and Israel may have different "redlines" for when Iran crosses the nuclear threshold.
A global opinion poll found widespread (though not quite universal) opposition to U.S. drone strikes.
Every administration leaks classified national security information, and every president tries to stop it. Here are a few.
Terrorist attacks killed 17 U.S. civilians last year and 15 the year before.
The Obama administration's position on civilian casualties is "trust us."
The past decade has seen American drones and forces push against the borders and sovereign rights of Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
The report is an example of U.S. unwillingness to acknowledge its role in civilians killed during counterterrorism operations in Yemen, Pakistan, and elsewhere.
U.S. drone strikes against suspected terrorists could risk worsening violence there.
The U.S. government has provided no information that would allow any review, scrutiny, or oversight of its 350-and-counting targeted killings.