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Benghazi Consulate

Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years. 

Drone strike

Imagine if drone wars had a human face all the time so that we could understand what it was like to live constantly with the specter of death.

Abu Ghraib

Despite all evidence to the contrary, many Americans continue to believe that brutality, torture and rank illegality is the road to national safety.

Mobile phone user in Cuba

Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”

Stop torture

Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America. 

Libyan rebels

The US plan to create another armed group to inject into Libya’s fractious sea of competing militias is going forward—and is fraught with peril.

US Army

If you want to know what US forces are doing in Africa, it helps to be connected to a large engineering or construction firm looking for business.

Special Forces

The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today." 

US Special forces

The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

Blogs

Because if he told them, he’d have to kill them. Wait. He did.

February 6, 2013

The leaked Department of Justice “white paper” attempts to justify the killing of American citizens, but what really has died is the rule of law.

February 6, 2013

A slippery slope that ought to scare us all.

February 5, 2013

Two breaking stories—a report on CIA secret detentions and the “white paper” on killing American citizens—incriminate the Obama administration before the confirmation hearings on Thursday.

February 5, 2013

With covert ops and drone warfare on the rise, we have to ask ourselves about how we fight terrorism.

January 28, 2013

The Washington Post investigative piece is truly frightening. The “Global War on Terror” goes on and on. 

October 24, 2012

A Tanzanian man was detained and tortured by US officials in Afghanistan on suspicion of terror. But he was completely innocent. 

July 6, 2012

How US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen is actually counterproductive.

May 17, 2012

Barack Obama’s general election campaign wasted no time in playing the bin Laden card against Mitt Romney.

April 27, 2012

While Rick Perry hails the president's authorization of the killing of two Americans in Yemen, Paul rejects “assassinating American citizens without charges.”

October 1, 2011