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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. 

JROTC

The Pentagon’s JROTC program canvasses public high schools for future soldiers.

Vietnam War

Americans have been living in the shadow of war for at least a decade, but there’s remarkably little evidence of it in our art.

Blogs

But the hard reality is that it's time to give up on regime change in Damascus.

February 18, 2014

“Sochi is the land of Circassians. They can’t hide this anymore.”

February 17, 2014

Over the next few weeks, President Obama will meet the leaders of Israel, Jordan and nearly all of the Persian Gulf Arab states.

February 13, 2014

R2P is a weapon for liberal interventionists and a tool for their allies, the old-fashioned conservative interventionists, too.

February 11, 2014

The United States may be leaving, but the war that Washington started in 2001—thirteen years ago—isn’t over.

February 8, 2014

Industrial rock band Skinny Puppy doesn't want its music to be used "as a weapon."

February 5, 2014

President Benigno Aquino compares China’s offshore assertiveness to Hitler’s Sudetenland grab.

February 5, 2014

The Republican in charge of the House Intelligence Committee says journalists should be prosecuted for reports based on Edward Snowden’s leaks.

February 4, 2014

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