Tag: war on terror
Peter Van Buren: What if Congress Says No?September 2013
Why refusing to attack Syria matters.
Cora Currier: The Enemy is ClassifiedJuly 2013
The U.S. is at war with Al Qaeda and “associated forces.” But the government won’t say who those forces are.
Tom Engelhardt: Now You See Him, Now You Don’tJuly 2013
Living in a one-superpower world (or Edward Snowden vs. Robert Seldon Lady)
Trevor Paglen: Turnkey Tyranny, Surveillance and the Terror StateJune 2013
We’re not moving toward a surveillance state; we live in the heart of one.
Richard Falk: Ending Perpetual War? Endorsing Drone Warfare?June 2013
President Obama, drone warfare, and the self-mystifying glories of American exceptionalism.
Andrew Bacevich: Naming Our Nameless WarMay 2013
How many years will it be?
Victoria Brittain: Shadow LivesMarch 2013
England’s war on terror has become a war on women and children.
Cora Currier: How Does the U.S. Mark Unidentified Men in Pakistan and Yemen as Drone Targets?March 2013
How exactly does the U.S. government define ‘militant activity’?
Cora Currier: Drone Strikes Test Legal Grounds for War on TerrorFebruary 2013
What constitutes ‘necessary and appropriate force’?
Brandon Lingle: Queen’s CreekAugust 2012
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.
Joe Penney: A Mystery Airstrike and Mali’s “Inevitable” WarJuly 2012
Calls for a Western intervention in northern Mali, now being called “Africa’s Afghanistan,” rely on logical fallacies and ignore recent history.
Dilip Hiro: Taking Uncle Sam for a RideApril 2012
Dilip Hiro describes how the Pakistani government has outmaneuvered Washington to the tune of several billion dollars.
The Wrong QuestionDecember 2010
Journalist Joshua Phillips on the left media’s standard torture story, untrained soldiers making it up as they go, and becoming a suicide hotline.
Blood Without GutsOctober 2010
Why fight wars our president doesn’t believe in and we can’t pay for? asks retired colonel and military historian Andrew Bacevich.
Droning OnOctober 2010
From stepped up drone attacks, backsliding on torture, the Afghan surge, has Obama doubled down on Bush’s bets? Editor Joel Whitney interviews Tariq Ali on his new book. Recorded live at Asia Society.
Jose Padilla? Indict Him AlreadyAugust 2005
Newman discusses Padilla’s case, his state of mind and why the Bush administration’s position sets an ugly precedent.