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A War That Circles Back on Itself

Nick Turse | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Nick Turse

There have been so many claims of "progress" these last 14 years (and so many air strike apologies as well) and yet each announcement of further success seems to signal the very opposite.

World of Warcraft in Real Life

Nick Turse | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Nick Turse

Another week, another revelation about spying by the National Security Agency. This time, it was the NSA's infiltration of online video games and virtual realms like World of Warcraft and Second Life.

War and Enlightenment in Afghanistan

Kathy Kelly | Posted 01.24.2014 | Home
Kathy Kelly

As for conditions among women in the area where the Fort Carson infantry are stationed, it's worth noting that Kandahar is one of several southern provinces in Afghanistan where the UN reported, in September, 2012, that one million children suffer acute malnourishment.

Good Neighbor Policies and the Writing Life

Nick Turse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Nick Turse

At 73, Ann Jones strapped on body armor and headed to war so you didn't have to. She watched the sort of "meatball surgery" that would have left you doubled over and retching.

The Costs of War, Up Close and Personal

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

When, in 1976 at age 32, I first became an editor at a mainstream publishing house, I had just one urge: I wanted to bring new voices, as young as I was, into the world; I wanted, as I used to say at the time, to publish "voices from elsewhere."

The War for Drugs -- Afghanistan 12 Years Later

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

Our second longest war has already played Houdini, doing a remarkable disappearing job in "the homeland." Almost 12 years after it began, no one here, it seems, is considering how to assess American "success" on that distant battlefield.

The F Word: Questioning the Cycle of War

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

The Obama administration is frustrated with the Pakistani government's inability to quell the Taliban. Who are the US to be frustrated? The answer to...

Senator Kerry Finds A War With Which He Can Flirt

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Derrick Crowe

If you're looking for the man who once asked, "how do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?" you better keep looking. The senator seems to have left him behind.

Women's Rights In Afghanistan Depends On Where One Lives

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Stuart Whatley

Conditions in Afghanistan are acutely compartmentalized. Reports from one village can be bright and optimistic while another locale is rife with atrocities towards women and girls.

Experts from Afghanistan Urge Members of Congress to Rethink the War (VIDEO)

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald

As the war escalates, as the death toll soars and the financial and moral costs spiral out of control, we are bringing in experts who can provide a more complete picture of the dire situation in Afghanistan.

The Afghan Scam: The Untold Story of Why the U.S. Is Bound to Fail in Afghanistan

Ann Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ann Jones

It's hard to overstate the magnitude of the failure of American reconstruction in Afghanistan.

Why The US Will Fail In Afghanistan: TomDispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With Afghanistan, it always seems to be more and worse. More American (and NATO) troops "surging" in, more Taliban control in the countryside, more in...