Raisa Faiman

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These Powerful Visualizations Show The Scope Of The US Drone War

The use of weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles — often referred to as drones — has risen steadily in the decade after the 9/11 attacks.<p>We see reports of the latest drone strike that may have killed a wanted terrorist, but the bigger picture is often lost of just how prolific the drone has become in …

Obama Turns to Former Foe Menendez as Ally on Syria Action

The call from the White House was not unexpected. Back in New Jersey for the August recess, Sen. Robert Menendez answered the phone Thursday evening, …

Obama Meets With McCain, Graham About Syria Strikes

The effort to convince Congress to authorize a limited military strike against Syria is preoccupying Washington. On Monday, President Obama met with Republican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Their backing may be key to winning over Congress on the issue.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>It's …

Obama Decision on Syria Good for U.S Democracy, but His Case Is Weak

Peter Beinart applauds the president’s acceptance of public oversight on Syria but questions his arguments for attack.<p>Everything about President …

Why Obama’s I-Might-Bomb-Syria-Anyway Stance Could Backfire

The president was right to take a Syria vote to Congress. But why then say he might attack even without lawmakers’ approval? Michael Tomasky on …