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Pentagon Top Brass Should Explain How This War Will End

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

President Obama was right when he said "democracy demands" that all wars must end. Last month, he reaffirmed he wants to move America "off a permanent war footing" in his State of the Union address. Now is the time for senior Pentagon officials to explain the steps they'll take to get us there.

Ah, About Those Special Ops Raids ...

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
William Bradley

Last weekend, in the midst of all the tumult over the debacle that is the federal government shutdown, came word of these two dramatic US special operations forces raids against jihadist leaders in Libya and Somalia.

Dirty Wars, The Documentary: Notes in the Margins

Aldo Civico | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Aldo Civico

With Dirty Wars it is as if Jeremy Scahill is holding up a mirror against the U.S. government's war against al Qaeda and its affiliates across the Middle East and Africa, while inviting us to look into the abyss of its practices.

WATCH: 'Dirty Wars' Documentarians: U.S. 'Trying To Kill Its Way To Victory'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.28.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The filmmakers behind a documentary that investigates the source of U.S. kill lists and drone strikes say it seems as if the United States "is trying ...

How U.S.' Top Killers Became Its Top (Unaccountable) Spies

wired.com | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

This is what people think of when they imagine the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, the secretive, uber-elite military unit that killed Osam...

U.S. Expands Drone War Into Somalia

The New York Times | MARK MAZZETTI and ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 08.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The clandestine American military campaign to combat Al Qaeda's franchise in Yemen is expanding to fight the Islamist militancy in Somal...

U.S. Intensifying Covert War In Yemen

Reuters | Posted 08.08.2011 | World

June 9, 2011 3:10:21 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has intensified air strikes on suspected militants in Yemen in a bid to...

Inside The Covert Group That Killed Bin Laden

National Journal | Marc Ambinder | Posted 07.13.2011 | World

Before the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this week, President Obama had experience monitoring a white-knuckles counterterrorism operation...

Seymour Hersh: Military Being Run By 'Crusaders'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh alleged in a speech in Qatar that key branches of the U.S. military are being led by Christian fundamentalist "crusader...

McChrystal: Right Man, Wrong Mission

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Obama had something much more conventional in mind: Nation-building, like we tried in Vietnam, cast in the guise of counter-insurgency. McChrystal embraced it. Who knows what he really thought?

U.S. Doubles Anti-Taliban Special Forces In Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon has increased its use of the military's most elite special operations teams in Afghanistan, more than doubling the number of the highly t...

Yemen Attacks Involve U.S. Military

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. military teams and intelligence agencies are deeply involved in secret joint operations with Yemeni troops who in the past six weeks have killed ...

New Afghanistan Commander Ran Secret "Executive Assassination Ring" Under Cheney

Tom Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yes, Stanley McChrystal is the general from the dark side (and proud of it). So the recent sacking of Afghan commander General David McKiernan after l...

What Does Obama's Afghan Command Change Mean?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

The move from McKiernan to McChrystal also seems to signify an end to nation-building fantasies in Afghanistan.