Weaving carpets in Afghanistan.
A new book from Jeremy Scahill, America’s blowback reporter.
How Operation Enduring Freedom mutated into Operation Enduring Corruption.
A secret CIA drone base, a blowback world, and why Washington has no learning curve.
Three lousy options: pick one.
Two women bridge the military-civilian gap to talk about machine guns and womanliness, dealing with trauma, and breaking old rules.
An antique weapons dealer in Kabul collects Kalashnikovs and nostalgia.
The United States is in the midst of a tremendous building spree, but it isn’t happening in America.
During the next two presidential debates, some important foreign policy questions won’t be asked.
War has become a sort of American monopoly–but the American people don’t seem to know, or care.
Despite years of talk about American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the number of military bases there has steadily expanded.
Back from Iraq, a veteran meditates on the past, present, and future of American warfare, and the small creek in Virginia where they all flow together.
How quickly will the U.S. leave Afghanistan?
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
A message written in blood that no one wants to hear.
The value of American—and Afghan—lives.
Civilian soldiers, drones, and cyber attacks are just a few elements of the Obama formula for contemporary war.
Dilip Hiro describes how the Pakistani government has outmaneuvered Washington to the tune of several billion dollars.
The Rolling Stone reporter on his blockbuster articles, how the generals pushed Obama into a war he didn’t want to fight, and the Pentagon’s effort to tear down the wall between PR and propaganda.
|Tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. EST, Hillary Clinton will deliver the inaugural Richard C. Holbrooke Address on U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan at the Asia Society, honoring the former Asia Society Chairman who was President Obama’s envoy to the Af/Pak region.|
Like every soldier he had deployed with, he would probably buy himself a new car, but for now, he bought his friends drinks and dinners and gifts as if it was Christmas and he was some lean and tan Santa Claus.
Journalist Joshua Phillips on the left media’s standard torture story, untrained soldiers making it up as they go, and becoming a suicide hotline.
Why fight wars our president doesn’t believe in and we can’t pay for? asks retired colonel and military historian Andrew Bacevich.
“Escalation” is a word for a methodical process of acclimating people at home to the idea of more military intervention abroad — nothing too sudden, just a step-by-step process of turning even more war into media wallpaper.
According to the BBC, as the Obama administration takes action to shut down Guantanamo, a detention facility in Bagram (a US military base in Afghanistan) expands. Ex-detainees talk to the BBC about their time at Bagram.
The former deputy assistant attorney general on his new book, the Geneva Conventions and the legal case for torture
“Historians hate to make predictions.”