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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.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

An event honoring Peter Weiss for his decades-long fight for nuclear disarmament highlighted the ongoing need for such work.

Malaysia flight

Behind the scrim of the familiar and the empty, there lies a new, unnerving age that no one cares to focus on. 

Jonathan Schell

Recollections from Tom Engelhardt and an interview with Schell.

Special Forces

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

Jonathan Schell

The power and persuasiveness of Jonathan's work came from the enduring belief that there is no idea so powerful as a moral one.


Now that household items connect to the Internet, what people do with their private lives will be monitored ever more closely.


In a rare audio recording obtained by investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill, Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater, reveals his future plans for the mercenary army.

May 4, 2010

The usual leapers leap to their conclusions.

May 3, 2010

The U.S. is powerless to intervene in politics in Baghdad. Needed: a U.S.-Iran political accord to help stabilize Iraq.

April 27, 2010

Secret military unit reporting to Maliki tortured, raped, shocked hundreds of Sunni men.

April 20, 2010

To discuss the threat of nuclear war, Jonathan Schell, Nation Institute fellow and author of "Reaching Zero," guests on the Brian Lehrer Show with David Hoffman, Foreign Policy contributing editor.

April 19, 2010

We should never excuse or forget the crimes of America's "Good Soldiers."

April 13, 2010

What effect does training soldiers to "dehumanize" the enemy have on us? And are video games giving us in some part the same training?  

April 9, 2010

As it plays chess with Iraqi politicians, Iran is also moving pawns around in the holy city of Najaf.

April 7, 2010

Martin Luther King's words in 1967 are still relevant to today's war, as the Wikileaks tape shows.

April 7, 2010

Petition the president to take the lead in the fight to abolish nuclear weapons.

April 4, 2010