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Ariel Sharon

In a bloody career that spanned decades, he destroyed entire cities and presided over the killing of countless civilians.

Surveillance

The modern national security state can be understood as a proselytizing warrior religion, complete with its own sacred texts, holy orders and warrior priests. 

JROTC

The Pentagon’s JROTC program canvasses public high schools for future soldiers.

Vietnam War

Americans have been living in the shadow of war for at least a decade, but there’s remarkably little evidence of it in our art.

Prison

In the wake of 9/11, prosecutors have embraced “special administrative measures” to keep terrorism suspects guilty until proven otherwise.

(Reuters/Denis Sinyakov)

Hamid Karzai is right: it compromises Afghan sovereignty and ensures ten more years of US occupation.

Blogs

Literally millions of Americans are employed to battle Osama bin Laden and his minions, a Post series reports, arrayed against a threat that barely exists.

July 19, 2010

It's unlikely that Shahram Amiri was kidnapped and tortured. But it's not out of the question that he didn't want to be part of a propaganda campaign involving exaggerated or fake intelligence.

July 14, 2010

Obama and Gates have appointed a Marine general to Centcom famous for saying that he loves to kill. Hopefully, there's more to the story.

July 12, 2010

They're at it again. It's time for war with Iran, the neocons say.

July 9, 2010

Winter Bone—if you haven't seen this extraordinary, woman-directed film about a family in trouble in the Ozarks of Missouri, I recommend it. Grim it is. Irrelevant it is not.

July 8, 2010

Intelligence veteran Robert Grenier, who worked covertly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, recently offered a rare glimpse into the world of  privatized intelligence, Blackwater and the CIA assassination program.

July 7, 2010

The political stalemate since Iraq's March 7 election continues, but the deck is stacked in Iran's favor.

July 6, 2010

More than six months after the implementation of the Obama/McChrystal strategy, and with one year to go before the beginning withdrawal of US forces, it's clear that the strategy in Afghanistan is failing on nearly all fronts.

July 1, 2010

Esther Kaplan, Editor of the Nation Institute's Investigative Fund, argues that investigative journalism has played a vital role in unearthing just how and where the three American hikers were detained by Iran.

June 30, 2010

John Kerry asked the question,  40 years ago, in regard to Vietnam. And, yes, that soldier has been IDed. Who will it be in the current conflict? 

June 30, 2010