Why Afghan history is a sobering antidote to the relentless optimism of the American military.
How US (in)actions have all but ensured a failed end to its presence in Afghanistan.
How drone war became the American way of war.
From liberation to assassination, in three quick rounds.
How US counterterrorism operations ignited an Islamist uprising.
American decline, from a historical perspective.
The Pentagon’s Afghan basing plans for prisons, drones and black ops.
With the invention of drones, we crossed into a new frontier: killing that’s risk-free, remote, and detached from human cues.
How drones, special operations forces and the US Navy plan to end national sovereignty as we know it.
The Obama administration's alternatives to large-scale military operations are, in some ways, far more drastic and dangerous for US interests around the globe.