Wounded veterans face a long road to recovery.
How the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan first silenced our soldiers and then defeated them.
In a deserted sniper’s lair, reminders that some wounds are very slow to heal.
The question all Americans must ask themselves lingers painfully: How does a war like this ever end?
When it comes to war, we are all customers and consumers.
A family’s journey from Armenia to Syria and back again.
Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn, and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.
Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and warmaking in children’s culture.
An Iranian writer finds meaning and meaninglessness in the fact of her Jewish roots.
A Libyan-American returns to make sense of the country after Gadhafi’s fall.
The West Point grad turned anti-violence advocate on the havoc of trauma, the false security of war, and training peace activists to be more like soldiers.
Contractors have raked in $385 billion to build and maintain military bases overseas. How much of the total is fraud?
Lethality beyond the pale.
Hezbollah’s recent activity casts doubt on its relationship with Europe.
How to turn a world lacking in enemies into the most threatening place in the universe.
The veteran war reporter’s advice to young journalists on safety, story, five-sense reporting, and the uses of rumor.
What you don’t know can hurt you.
The ever-destructive dreams of air power enthusiasts.
Tyrants at home and abroad.
A question for veterans that needs answering.
Most drone strikes are directed at unidentified targets—not U.S. citizens or known Al Qaeda leaders—with murky justification.
What constitutes ‘necessary and appropriate force’?
Three lousy options: pick one.
Recently unearthed documents and testimony reveal that the U.S.’s war crimes in Vietnam were far more widespread—and egregious—than previously known.
As the disappeared from the Kurdish-Turkish conflict are unearthed from unmarked graves, will the government help deliver justice?
The American system of suffering, 1965-2014.
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection
Technology is reshaping the face of U.S. military power, but is it for the best?
Would a President Mitt Romney be primed for military action in Iran?
Hope, wisdom, law, ethics, and spirituality in relation to killing and dying in Syria.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and ownership of the world.
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.
How quickly will the U.S. leave Afghanistan?
How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil’s rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.
A guide to disaster at home and abroad.
A message written in blood that no one wants to hear.
Secret wars, secret bases, and the Pentagon’s “new spice route” in Africa.
Could one key to helping our military veterans be providing assistance for moral injuries?
What Martha Gellhorn teaches us about the morality of contemporary war reportage
Globalizing the global war on terror.
Whistling past the graveyard of empires.
Before Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, he was locked in a house for five months with three wives and over a dozen children.
Richard Falk on the so-called decline of violence, nuclear weapons, and subtle academic corruption.
Vietnam has left town, say “hello” to the new syndrome on the block.
Imagining the war before the war.
The author of Day of Honey discusses ancient Iraqi cooking, the Middle East’s dependence on imported wheat, and the link between bread and civilian uprisings.
They sit down in an orderly, patient manner, packed together in the belly of the beast. The smell of varnish lingers on inside and intoxicates them all.
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.
The unrepentant revolutionary poet and Beat godfather, now 91, looks back at friendships with Ginsberg, Pablo Neruda, Fidel, and the Sandinistas—and asks when The Nation will publish his next poem.
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.
The former prisoner of the Colombian FARC on life in the jungle, coming to forgive, and Emmanuel, her son born in captivity.
The Mannerheim Line, built to protect Finland from the advances of the Soviet military avant-garde, now lies in ruins.
The gender-theorist-turned-philosopher-of-nonviolence discusses the choices that make people expendable, the violent foundation of nonviolent activism, and the role grief can play in setting a new course.
“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.
Is this a fair use of freedom of speech? Or just obnoxious? Is Donald a war criminal?
It’s time to stop the mindless praise of a mediocre man who blew a chance at greatness because he seemed to believe so strongly in civility and goodwill.
It wasn’t him they were so worried about. It was the half dozen grenades still wrapped to his wetsuit.