The Hagel Hearings: The Last Best Chance for the Truth About a Lost War and America’s War-Making Future
Chuck Hagel may well be, as Mr. Obama contends, “the leader that our troops deserve.” But don’t the American people deserve a little honesty from that leader about the war that shaped him?
Nick Turse’s new book uses personal portraits to reveal an often ignored commonality of U.S. wars.
What a Busted Robot Airplane Tells Us About the American Empire in 2012 and Beyond
How the President and the Pentagon Prop Up Both Middle Eastern Despots and American Arms Dealers
Just how American bullets make their way into Bahraini guns, into weapons used by troops suppressing pro-democracy protesters, opens a wider window into the shadowy relationships between the Pentagon and a number of autocratic states in the Arab world.
Yes, it would be funny if it weren’t so grim. After all, when it comes to squandering money and resources in strange and distant places (or even here at home), you can count on the practitioners of American-style war to be wildly over the top.
After nearly a decade of war, close to 700 U.S., allied, and Afghan military bases dot Afghanistan.
The wonder weapon of our present moment is the missile-armed unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, now doing our dirty work, an endless series of targeted assassinations, in the Afghan-Pakistani borderlands.