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Dahr Jamail

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Destroying What Remains

(13) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 11:58 AM

How the U.S. Navy Plans to War Game the Arctic 
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[This essay is a joint TomDispatch/Truthout report.] 

I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the state,...

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A Nation on the Brink

(18) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 9:36 AM

How America's Policies Sealed Iraq's Fate

[This essay is a joint TomDispatch/Truthout report.]

For Americans, it was like the news from nowhere.  Years had passed since reporters bothered to head for the country we invaded and blew a hole through back in 2003, the country once...

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Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice?

(58) Comments | Posted December 17, 2013 | 8:47 AM

Scientists Consider Extinction

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I grew up planning for my future, wondering which college I would attend, what to study, and later on, where to work, which articles to write, what my next book might be, how to pay a mortgage,...

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Living With No Future

(110) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 10:27 AM

Iraq, 10 Years Later

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Back then, everybody was writing about Iraq, but it’s surprising how few Americans, including reporters, paid much attention to the suffering of Iraqis.  Today, Iraq is in the news again. The words, the memorials, the retrospectives are pouring out,...

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Where Will They Get the Troops? Preparing Undeployables for the Afghan Front

(7) Comments | Posted November 8, 2009 | 4:42 PM

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As the Obama administration debates whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to Afghanistan, an already overstretched military is increasingly struggling to meet its deployment numbers. Surprisingly, one place it seems to be targeting is military personnel who go absent without leave (AWOL)...

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Warehousing Soldiers in the Homeland

(4) Comments | Posted August 10, 2009 | 3:10 PM

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Echo Platoon is part of the 82nd Replacement Detachment of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Soldiers in the platoon are relegated to living quarters in a set of dimly lit concrete rooms. Pipes peep out of missing ceiling tiles and a musty...

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Refusing to Comply: The Tactics of Resistance in an All-Volunteer Military

(44) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 10:21 AM

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[Research support for this article was provided by the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.]

On May 1st at Fort Hood in central Texas, Specialist Victor Agosto wrote on a counseling statement, which is actually a punitive U.S. Army memo:

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Iraq's "Teflon Don"

(3) Comments | Posted February 12, 2009 | 2:24 PM

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Fallujah, Iraq -- Driving through Fallujah, once the most rebellious Sunni city in this country, I saw little evidence of any kind of reconstruction underway. At least 70% of that city's structures were destroyed during massive U.S. military assaults in April, and again in November 2004,...

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