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Wars Abroad

The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare

Nick Turse | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics
Nick Turse

Over the last decade, a more-is-better mentality has led to increased numbers of drones. Drones may be effective in terms of generating body counts, but they appear to be even more successful in generating animosity and creating enemies.

Obama's Mission Accomplished Moment?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

When it came to rolling out a new 10-year plan for the future of the U.S. military, the leaks to the media began early and the message was clear. One man is in charge of your future safety and security. His name is Barack Obama. And -- not to worry -- he has things in hand.

Fighting One Percent Wars

William J. Astore | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
William J. Astore

Here's an American fact: the 99 percent are far too remote from our wars of choice and those who fight them. To reclaim the latter, we must end the former. And that's a war of necessity that has to be fought -- and won.

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Lee Woodruff | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

While we celebrate the holiday that symbolizes gratitude for life in a free land, families have loved ones halfway around the world who have stood up to protect those freedoms. You have to respect that, no matter what your politics or individual views are.