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.
The Afghan government has suggested it might not allow American drones to continue operating after the troop draw-down.
We ask several leading foreign policy thinkers about America's prospects in the conflict.
Technology is changing the 150-year-old relationship between a war and the images it produces.
American public opinion and the advise of the U.S. intelligence community would make justifying attacks on Iran difficult.
Six women discuss the gender imbalance in U.S. foreign policy and national security work.
Tehran's nuclear program is following a similar path as did Israel a half-century earlier.
Five experts predict how a nuclear bomb would or wouldn't change Tehran's behavior.
How smart phones and other consumer technology can aid, or even replicate, some military uses.
Foreign governments and peoples ask for international humanitarian interventions all the time, so why do we only pay attention to some and ignore others?
Was the early science fiction writer better at predicting the nature of conflict than the Pentagon?
The Council on Foreign Relations surveyed 300 national security experts on three tiers of challenges the U.S. is likely to face next year
They're asking for a sort of "intervention à la carte," picking and choosing who would intervene, with what, and for how long
The first use aircraft as an instrument of warfare took place 100 years ago this week in Libya
What a Western air mission might achieve, what it probably wouldn't, and why some Syrian protesters seem increasingly interested