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Soldiers in Volgograd

An expert on the North Caucasus rates the chance of attack as “high—four out of five.”

J. Edgar Hoover

The files obtained during the break-in in Media, Pennsylvania, revealed that African-Americans didn’t have to have radical ideas, or engage in violence, to merit surveillance. 

NSA speech

In his recent speech, the president offered an unbridled defense of the surveillance state.

SIGINT map

One key goal of NSA surveillance of world leaders is not US national security but political blackmail—as it has been since 1898.

US Special forces

The deployment of US Special Operations forces is a growing form of overseas power projection.

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. 

Blogs

The Pentagon is the world's largest consumer of oil and gas and BP is its number one provider. Why hasn't the US government applied the ACORN standard to BP and stripped it of its contracts?

June 9, 2010

Blackwater has announced the infamous mercenary company is for sale. Will this include the CIA assassination business and the company's forward operating bases in Afghanistan?

June 8, 2010

A US military intelligence analyst, who claimed to be the source for the Wikileaks "Collateral Murder" video, has reportedly been arrested. But the biggest story here may be the classified documents and videos yet to come.

June 7, 2010

The Obama administration has dramatically expanded the use of special operations forces across the globe, from Iran to Bolivia to Yemen. They've been "empowered more under this administration than any other in recent history--no question," says a special operations source.

June 4, 2010

Netanyahu and the neocons are playing the anti-Semitism card. That's ugly. But it's time for Hamas to change course, too, and to support the two-state solution.

June 4, 2010

When confronted with facts about Israel's siege of Gaza and the collective punishment of 1.5 million people, the former NYC Mayor can only say, "I don't want to debate you" and "that's nonsense."

June 3, 2010

A UN panel issues a blistering attack on the American policy of "extrajudicial killings," i.e., the drone attacks. Its author says that the US is opening a Pandora's Box that could lead to a lawless world in which states kill people they don't like at will.

June 3, 2010

Two allies tried to revive stalled diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program, and this is the thanks they get.

May 28, 2010

Emphasizing the importance of a strong economy, education and innovation at home, Obama still maintains that America is "at war" with an amorphous network of terrorists.

May 27, 2010

The Pentagon's Inspector General won't comment on details of the investigations.

May 27, 2010