Tag: Islamic State
Sebastian Rotella: ISIS via WhatsAppJuly 2016
A trove of communications from ISIS plots and activity in Europe reveals a mix of direct control and improvisation and shows the crucial importance of encrypted messaging tools. “Detonate your belt in the crowds,” one message declared.
Tom Engelhardt: What if it Weren’t Us?December 2014
Russians invade Afghanistan (again!), Chinese fight Iraq War (again!).
Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the PotomacNovember 2014
Five bedrock Washington assumptions that are hot air.
Peter Van Buren: What Could Possibly Go Right?November 2014
Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and at the Pentagon.
William J. Astore: Investing in Junk ArmiesOctober 2014
Why American efforts to create foreign armies fail.
Tom Engelhardt: Failure Is SuccessOctober 2014
How American intelligence works in the 21st century.
Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISISSeptember 2014
Their videos and ours, their “caliphate” and ours.