Jeremy Scahill says secret documents reveal Blackwater's relationships with multinational corporations like Monsanto and Chevron, as well as to foreign governments.
War has become the norm and "our world has become so oblivious to it," says Tom Engelhardt. “There’s a mindset that goes with American war making, and it’s a very narrow one.”
How The Nation's special issue on the bureau brought down the wrath of J. Edgar Hoover.
We must remain vigilant against government crimes and secrecy.
Against the background of the surge, David Finkel twists the concept of wartime good into a cosmic joke.
Will the Afghan and Iraq wars lead to a surveillance state here in the US?
With Pentagon cash, contractors bribe insurgents not to attack supply lines for US troops
287(g), the Department of Homeland Security program that empowers local police, like notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio, to detain undocumented immigrants, is under scrutiny.
The Pentagon has all but eclipsed the State Department in setting US foreign policy.
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.