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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.
Driven by the idée fixe that the world was rigidly divided into terrorist and non-terrorist camps, Washington allied with Afghan warlords and strongmen.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, many Americans continue to believe that brutality, torture and rank illegality is the road to national safety.
There’s growing evidence that the Obama administration is providing just enough aid to the rebels to sustain the war, but not enough to topple Assad.
Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”
Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America.
Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves.
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.
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.
When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.
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