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Libyan rebels

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.

US Army

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.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

TSA screening

Rahinah Ibrahim’s life was derailed by the tangle of national security bureaucracies that have come to define post-9/11 America. 

An event honoring Peter Weiss for his decades-long fight for nuclear disarmament highlighted the ongoing need for such work.

Malaysia flight

Behind the scrim of the familiar and the empty, there lies a new, unnerving age that no one cares to focus on. 

Jonathan Schell

Recollections from Tom Engelhardt and an interview with Schell.

Special Forces

The officers running secret operations there have been calling Africa "the battlefield of tomorrow, today." 

Jonathan Schell

The power and persuasiveness of Jonathan's work came from the enduring belief that there is no idea so powerful as a moral one.

Surveillance

Now that household items connect to the Internet, what people do with their private lives will be monitored ever more closely.

Blogs

Robert Hatch’s conflicted review of Stanley Kubrick’s great satire, released fifty years ago this week.

January 25, 2014

Peace talks are underway, but the Post apparently believes that war threats are a better option.

January 24, 2014

Many participants say they peddle militaristic values and obedience to the state.

January 24, 2014

The Syria peace conference is a good start, but there’s a long, long way to go.

January 22, 2014

But excluding Tehran will only make the peace conference that much harder.

January 20, 2014

The United States and Russia are working on the Geneva peace conference, but it’s a long shot. Best hope: local ceasefires.

January 17, 2014

The new (surprise) hit movie Lone Survivor has sparked an important conversation. 

January 16, 2014

Bill's Keller's justifications for intervention in Syria sound awfully familiar. 

January 15, 2014

Democratic senators warn new economic punishments are "a march towards war."

January 15, 2014

A new play by George Brant brings home the human costs of America’s remote killing machine.

January 14, 2014