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Entries by Tom Engelhardt from 07/2012

The Military Solution

| Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

A smaller percentage of us -- less than 1 percent -- serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington's constant warring in distant lands seems barely to touch the lives of most Americans.

That Makes No Sense! Your Security's a Joke (And You're the Butt of It)

| Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

In the years since the 9/11 attacks, the Complex has made itself, if nothing else, utterly secure, and paranoia has been its closest companion. A superstructure of "security" has been endlessly expanded based largely on the fear that terrorists will do you harm.

Death-By-Ally

| Posted 07.31.2012 | World

In reality, the American mission in Afghanistan failed years ago. It's as if we refused to notice, but the Afghans we were training did. Now, they are sending a message that couldn't be blunter or grimmer from that endlessly war-torn land.