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Soldier in Afghanistan

Covert operations have now assumed a dominant—and destructive—role in US foreign policy.

How US counterterrorism operations ignited an Islamist uprising.

The Pentagon’s Afghan basing plans for prisons, drones and black ops.

Drone flies above Afghanistan

With the invention of drones, we crossed into a new frontier: killing that’s risk-free, remote, and detached from human cues.

How drones, special operations forces and the US Navy plan to end national sovereignty as we know it.

What seventy downed drones reveal about the new American way of war.

Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center

Governments are ramping up investment in cyberweaponry as well as cybersecurity, opening a dark new frontier.

Anwar al-Awlaki

Welcome to the Drone Empire, in which the president's executioners can kill without legal restraint.

Indha Adde

How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.

A mosque in Minnesota

Community partnerships are seen as a softer counterterrorism. But who are the partners?

Blogs

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

American fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the southern Philippines that left dozens dead and shocked the country.

March 17, 2015

The apparent murder of an Argentine prosecutor raises more questions than it answers.

February 3, 2015

The tragedy of September 11, 1973 belongs not just to the Chileans. It belongs also to the military coup’s enablers—the taxpayers of the United States.

September 11, 2013

Obama discussed the targeted killing operation today, but will anything really change?

May 23, 2013

Contrary to popular belief, the president has only increased the scope of our global program to detain and torture people.

April 24, 2013

Fixing the CIA is a tall order, but it can be done.

March 27, 2013

Unchecked use of drones is counterproductive, says the retired Marine general who is close to Obama.

March 22, 2013

A curious paradox, but one that’s part of a pattern of Middle East bungling by the US.

March 13, 2013

The US Attorney General has recently stated that drone strikes on Americans are possible and that banks complicit in the financial crisis are too big to prosecute.

March 12, 2013