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Global War on Terror

X-Files America?

William Bradley | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Its melange of conspiracies and supernaturalism, bringing incisive and often elegant thinking in the midst of frequently crackpot scenarios is certainly a match for this era of American history. Perhaps too much so.

Terrorism Sets the World on Flames

Ege Ozyegin | Posted 01.14.2016 | World
Ege Ozyegin

How can people become suicide bombers in the name of a religion they know nothing about? My inquiry led me to a single major answer: lack of education.

President Obama: Keep Calm and Carry On

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

When asked by Chuck Todd of Meet the Press what he would like to hear from President Barack Obama in his remarks to the nation on Sunday night, Sen. L...

Why Robert Lewis Dear Is Terrifying But Not a Terrorist

David Paul | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics
David Paul

Within hours of the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, my friend, a long time reporter with years of covering the Department of Justice received a call from the editors of a major newspaper

Our Toxic Politics Looms to Undermine Effective Response to ISIS

David Paul | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
David Paul

If our political leaders want to lead, and if they want our policies in the region to be successful and endure better than they have over the past decade, they should take a long look at how we got to where we are.

Paris Terror Attacks: France Now Faces Fight Against Fear and Exclusion

The Conversation US | Posted 11.15.2015 | Politics
The Conversation US

No matter how obvious it seems to many of us, it will be worth repeating that it is not Muslims, immigrants or refugees who are responsible for the attacks, but handfuls of fanatics wanting us to continue down a terrible path of mistrust, exclusion and curtailment of basic freedoms.

The Sanders Saga: Why Is 'A Half-Baked Version of Tom Hayden' Beating the Clintons?

William Bradley | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

I think socialism is becoming popular sooner than I expected. With technology inexorably solving scarcity as it eliminates good-paying jobs, a push for a more socialist approach has seemed to me to be inevitable. But it's happening faster than I thought

Our Psychological Crisis: Making Sense of the American Psychological Association's Collusion with Torture

Deborah Kory | Posted 07.26.2015 | Politics
Deborah Kory

What shocks me is how shocked my professional community suddenly seems to be, since much of the information in the Hoffman report has been available to the public for many years, thanks to the ceaseless work of activist psychologists like Steven Reisner, Stephen Soldz, and Jean Maria Arrigo, who first blew the whistle on the APA's cover up back in 2006.

Libya's Descent to a Failed State

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 06.07.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The failure of last year's election to achieve political unity in Libya was most evident when Fajr Libya, or "Libya Dawn" -- a diverse coalition of armed groups that includes an array of Islamist militias -- rejected the election's outcome and seized control of Tripoli.

Yemen Crisis Points Up Danger of Our Close Ties To An Increasingly Irrational Middle East

William Bradley | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

So we have yet another crisis in a little-known place to worry about. The difference is that, with this one, it's not hard at all to see how it could trigger a regional conflagration.

Presidential War Lies, Standing Ovations and the Great Waste of Everything

Matthew Hoh | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The president last night had the gall to state not just victory in our wars, but to take credit for the great and loving care American veterans are receiving.

Africa's Rising Political Violence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.

A Look at the Essential Navy SEAL Books of the Global War on Terrorism

Scott DiMarco | Posted 02.08.2015 | Books
Scott DiMarco

With the latest news about controversies of Navy SEAL Mark Owen writing a book about killing Osama bin Laden, and the naming of former SEALs involved in the mission, SEALs are on everyone's mind.

What Are the Differences Between al-Qaeda and IS?

Anders Persson | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Anders Persson

IS now controls significant territories in Iraq and Syria, equaling a small European state. At the same time, despite having a nearly identical view of Islam, IS and al-Qaeda are deadly enemies at present, which may confuse people in the West.

The Beheadings Are Bait

Matthew Hoh | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

In our rush to return to war in Iraq we are playing into the Islamic State's hands, just as we played into the hands of al Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and into Osama bin Laden's larger strategy with our morally disastrous Global War on Terror.

Dear Hillary: 'Don't Do Stupid Stuff' Would've Kept Us Out of Iraq and Vietnam. Pretty Smart, No?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama may (or may not) have hugged it out, but there is no mistaking that the former secretary of state is looking to create some distance between herself and the president she served.

The Curious Case of Sgt. Bergdahl and the Not So Curious Case of American Warmongering

Camilo E. Mejia | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Camilo E. Mejia

Congressional outcry over President Obama's exchange of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders, is not due to any real or perceived violation of trust or of the law. It is due to the atrocious addiction to warmongering that has plagued our government for longer than we would like to admit.

The Forced Resignation of General Shinseki: Not a Veterans' Affair

Camilo E. Mejia | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
Camilo E. Mejia

Having sought medical care from the Miami Veterans Administration hospital for my PTSD, years after my return from the Iraq war, I know from personal experience how detrimental it can be for veterans to have to wait weeks, or months, for much-needed medical attention.

Michael McAuliff

Will Congress Act To End Endless War?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Congress granted President George W. Bush authority to go to war against the perpetrators of 9/11 and their supporters shortly afte...

The US Is Failing Its Friends and Allies

Matt Zeller | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Matt Zeller

I was a guest in their country and they took incredible care of me. And this is how we repay them -- with continuous bureaucratic ineptitude.

A Rogue Superpower

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Tom Engelhardt

In the years before 9/11, the U.S. focused its global attentions on what it then called "rogue states." The U.S. now resembles a rogue superpower to an increasingly resistant and restless world.

How Does the Global War on Terror Ever End?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jeremy Scahill

No one can scientifically predict the future consequences of drone strikes, cruise missile attacks, and night raids. But from my experience in several undeclared war zones across the globe, it seems clear that the United States is helping to breed a new generation of enemies.

Presidential Pardon for Bradley Manning? | An Interview with Jill Stein

Dennis Trainor | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

The Green Shadow Cabinet calls on President Obama to pardon Bradley Manning for his courageous work exposing U.S. war crimes and State Department deception

America: Still 'at War' in a Global Free-Fire Zone

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Another president has now assured us that someday, in a distant future, in a way that we might not even notice, we might possibly find ourselves approaching the sort-of-end of what will have been a 20- or 30-year conflict.

Naming Our Nameless War

Andrew Bacevich | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Andrew Bacevich

Although Washington seems in no hurry to name its nameless war, perhaps we should jump-start the process. Let's consider some possible options, names that might actually explain what's going on.