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A Napalm strike in Vietnam

In his new book Kill Anything That Moves, Nick Turse shows that what were often presented as isolated atrocities were in fact the norm.

The film is a seven-pronged attempt to making US torture and detention policies once again palatable.

An election campaign billboard of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The upcoming Knesset elections mark the culmination of settler dominance over the country's politics.

Chuck Hagel

Rarely has the McCarthyite smear of “anti-Semitism” been revealed to be so empty as in the case of Obama’s DoD nominee.

A soldier in Afghanistan

When we will begin to learn the real lessons of Vietnam?

Drone

The National Intelligence Community’s Global Trends report reveals a future of continued fearmongering and American exceptionalism. 

The Twenty-Seventh Man

Nathan Englander’s play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, focuses on the moment that Yiddish culture in Russia died a sudden and unnatural death.

The US military’s “Pacific Pivot” is raising tensions with China and prompting local resistance.

When The New York Times first revealed the NSA was wiretapping Americans without a warrant in 2005, it was a scandal. But the government continues to spy with impunity—and what was once illegal has become the law.

Timothy Melley

How thrillers inform spycraft, and the fictions that belie them both.

Blogs

To prevent mental illness in American soldiers, bring them home.

February 4, 2014

Fluffy Bunny explains the intricacies of US drone policy to his friend Happy Mouse. 

February 4, 2014

What would have happened if the West Virginia chemical spill was caused by terrorists. 

January 28, 2014

How shall we mark the anniversaries of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? 

January 27, 2014

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