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The retired United States Army Colonel and former State Department official explains the latest releases from WikiLeaks, what they tell us about the Defense and State departments and what should happen—but probably won't—to the people who have been breaking international laws.

Assassination in Afghanistan and Task Force 373.

There was a brief moment when it seemed the evidence of civilian killings, military cover ups and widespread lack of accountability contained in the WikiLeaks documents would spark a genuine inquiry into US conduct in Afghanistan.

We must remain vigilant against government crimes and secrecy.

Will the Afghan and Iraq wars lead to a surveillance state here in the US?

Shrouded in secrecy, "intelligence officer training" conflicts with universities' commitment to openness and free inquiry.

Recent disclosures of Blackwater's covert activities may finally force Congress to take action.

An effective investigation into the breadth of the CIA's interrogation programs must be bipartisan, similar to the work of the Church Committee in the 1970s.

The mercenary firm has a long and dark history with the CIA. Were they Bush and Cheney's private hit men?

Blogs

Eliminating bad guys from the sky, even American citizens, confuses national security with a R-rated video game.

September 30, 2011

In a secret, underground prison in Mogadishu, Somalia, prisoners have no access to due process, international organizations or anyone from the outside world.

July 22, 2011

Jeremy Scahill says America has to decide, "are we a country that operates under the rule of law or do we believe we're emperors who can wage war on the world?"

July 19, 2011

Something is terribly wrong when one can see a walled CIA compound in plain site from the tarmac of an international airport.

July 15, 2011

What will be the consequences of Washington’s intensifying counterterrorism focus on Somalia?

July 13, 2011

Blackwater's infamous founder is building a mercenary army in the United Arab Emirates.

May 16, 2011

The ISI claims to disapprove of the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but the raid got the green light from Islamabad ten years ago.

May 10, 2011

Some call them “Murder, Incorporated.” Others say they're America's counterterrorism ”ace in the hole.” JSOC is the elite Special Ops force that has been at the tip of the spear from Bush to Obama.

May 2, 2011

Why has the US shifted the official policy toward Yemen's strongman president, Ali Abdullah Saleh?

April 5, 2011