Tag: war on terror
Tom Engelhardt: Failed States and States of FailureJanuary 2016
“We Destroyed the Cities to Save Them” and other future headlines
David Bromwich: Playing the Long Game on IranAugust 2015
The neoconservatives, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Republicans game the system.
Tom Engelhardt: Who Counts? Body Counts, Drones, and “Collateral Damage”May 2015
Engelhardt weighs in on the consistent erasure of the casualties in the War on Terror.
Andrew Cockburn: The Kingpin StrategyApril 2015
Andrew Cockburn on how Pablo Escobar's assassination could inform War on Terror policy.
Richard Falk: Change v. Continuity in the PhilippinesMarch 2015
On returning to the Philippines, the Marcos family, and “reconciliation without truth.”
Rory Fanning: Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One)January 2015
Why the War on Terror shouldn't be your battle.
Mary Mann: WeiterNovember 2014
A tale of belonging and not belonging in Mallorca, Spain.
Karen J. Greenberg: Fighting the Last WarOctober 2014
Will the War on Terror be the template for the Ebola crisis?
Tom Engelhardt: How America Made ISISSeptember 2014
Their videos and ours, their “caliphate” and ours.
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.