As details of programs like Penny Lane and GRS tumble out into the open, shedding light on how the CIA has fought its secret war, it is becoming clearer that the full story of the Agency's failures, and the larger failures of U.S. intelligence has yet to be told.
People of faith must remember the suffering of those affected by American policy abroad. While the U.S. Congress refuses to count the dead, we can raise our voices on behalf of those who have been unjustly silenced.
Faisal bin Ali Gaber had little occasion to think of the West until last August, when missiles from an American drone struck his hometown of Khashamir and killed two of his relatives.
It's hard to pinpoint what exactly is responsible for the growing spate of police shootings, brutality and overreach that have come to dominate the ne...
All military physicians are licensed by somebody and should be investigated if there were any suspicions of participation in torture, however defined.
In 1954, nine years after World War II ended, with the previous "great" conflict having proved anything but -- as once advertised -- the war to end all wars, and the memory of its armistice fading, the holiday was officially relabeled Veterans Day.
Twelve years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to topple the Taliban and a decade after the misguided invasion of Iraq, Washington's actual standing in country after country, including its chief allies in the region, has never been weaker.
Her eye-catching title reads, "Bolivia's decent into rogue state status," but what does that mean? A rouge state is a country that has broken international law and poses a threat to the security of other nations.
The national security state should no longer be able to get away with exploiting public fears about monsters from abroad to justify repression at home. There is no "balance" to be struck between liberty and security when the security justification is so obviously counterfeit.
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.
Why has former U.S. Air Force pilot and drone operator Brandon Bryant decided to speak out? Bryant served as a sensor operator for the Predator pro...
Washington's military plans and tactics since 9/11 have been a spectacular train wreck. But lessons learned from the collapse of war policy? Don't count on it.
In the halls of Congress and the Pentagon, it's business as usual, if your definition of "business" is the power and profits you get from constantly preparing for and prosecuting wars around the world.
Some might argue that the Review Board indicates progress and the United States is now on its way to closing Guantanamo. But after six years of empty promises by Obama to do so, I am not so sure.
Our rulers who run the Global War on Terror can be counted on to observe one imperative: never miss an opportunity to exaggerate the threat and to sow anxiety
We've called on an old and knowledgeable friend, Colonel Manners (ret.). His assignment: to answer letters from Americans puzzled by the etiquette, manners, and language of the arcane national security world of Washington.