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Popcorn Preview: Dirty Wars

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Dirty Wars (2013) Cast includes: Jeremy Scahill, journalist for The Nation Director: Rick Rowley (The Fourth World War) Genre: Documentary, base...

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.

In-depth Interview with Author Jeremy Scahill on "Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield."

Democracy Now! | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Democracy Now!

As the Senate holds its first-ever public hearing on drones and targeted killings, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman sits down for an extended interview...

David Wood

Armed Terrorist Drones Could Target President, Says Ex-U.S. Intelligence Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the technology for arming drones spreads around the world, terrorists could use the unmanned, missile-firing aircraft to attack and k...

JSOC: Heads Up!

David Wood | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
David Wood

I wrote yesterday about the developing opportunity for new SOF missions in Mali and perhaps Algeria, if the Algerians and French would stand aside. To...

David Wood

In New Memoir, McChrystal Explains He 'Tried to Steer Clear of Politics'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- How was it that Stanley McChrystal, a revered combat leader who reached the pinnacle of his career as the four-star general commanding t...

White House Approves Expansion Of Drone Campaign In Yemen

The Washington Post | Greg Miller | Posted 04.26.2012 | World

The United States has begun launching drone strikes against suspected al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen under new authority approved by President Obama tha...

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...

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...

Death of a Salesman

Richard Klass | Posted 07.04.2011 | Books
Richard Klass

The main character in the play, Willy, never had the charisma or success that he craved while, in some perverse way, Osama did. But both were traveling salesmen living on pat successes and both were ultimately failures.

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...

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 ...