How the work of a literary critic became the proxy for our preoccupation with the horrors of torture.
The CFR report concludes that “the current trajectory of US drone strike policies is unsustainable."
As Zero Dark Thirty reminds us, Americans have yet to face the torture committed on our behalf.
Regardless of who wins on November 6, there are no signs that either Romney or Obama will act to dismantle the lawless military commissions created after 9/11.
The Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban has rightly captured the world’s attention. But what about the invisible child victims of US drones?
The US empire is a lesson in how not to change a changing world.
Fear of a cyber attack is eroding US civil liberties and the constitution.
The United States and Pakistan have become the dysfunctional nuclear family of international relations.
Institutionalized torture says not look what we can do, but look what we disown, what only the bad apples among us require.
America's military and intelligence infrastructures are about protecting people from terrorism, and little else.