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Drones news and analysis from The Nation
September 22, 2016
America Has Gotten So Absurd That We Are Seriously Considering Electing a Walking Ponzi Scheme as President
Welcome to the United States, where war, nukes, and birther conspiracy theories reign supreme.
September 19, 2016
Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Is a Horror Movie—and the Monster Is Our National Security State
For Trump to have these instruments of power would be a catastrophe.
July 18, 2016
How the US Military Came to Embrace Extrajudicial Killings
It’s easy when war is a video game.
July 7, 2016
The Most Important US Air Force Base You’ve Never Heard Of
Ramstein, Germany, is the hub for America’s global drone war, from North Africa to South Asia.
June 9, 2016
What Happened in California?
John Nichols on Bernie’s loss, Andrew Cockburn on Obama’s drone war, and John Powers on Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai.
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May 31, 2016
After 15 Years of ‘Milestones,’ War in the Middle East Still Has No End in Sight
The Pentagon’s recent “successes” don’t bring the United States any closer to ending its military entanglements.
Andrew J. Bacevich
April 21, 2016
When Drone Operators Become Collateral Damage
In a new documentary, drone operators tell the truth about the job that’s destroying not just their targets but themselves.
March 28, 2016
Don’t Blame It All on Donald Trump
To treat Trump’s candidacy as an anomaly is to overlook the system that gave birth to it.
March 22, 2016
The US Military Is America’s 51st State
The military has become a force unto itself, increasingly unaccountable to either the president or Congress.
William J. Astore
March 3, 2016
Who Will You Vote for as Drone Commander in Chief?
Every major candidate from both parties has plans to maintain some version of Washington’s drone campaigns.