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

Scott DiMarco | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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.

Missing Hikers and What Most Survival Television Shows Don't Stress

Kerry Patton | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Kerry Patton

No matter how many times you watch survival television shows, don't think for a second you can simply venture off on your own if stranded or lost.

How Presidential War Came Out of the Shadows -- and We Went Into Them

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

In the last decade a high-tech, privatized, covert version of war has become presidential property, fought at the White House's behest by robots, warrior corporations, and two presidentially controlled "private" forces.

Obama Critics Under Fire For 'Shameful' Action

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group of retired special operations and CIA officers who claim President Barack Obama revealed secret missions and turned the kil...

OOPS! 90 Percent Of Captured 'Taliban' Were Civilians

IPS News | Posted 08.12.2011 | World

During his intensive initial round of media interviews as commander in Afghanistan in August 2010, Gen. David Petraeus released figures to the news me...

Legendary Marine Corps Tactic Still Relevant

Ed Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hooper

Pentagon budget trimming is unquestionably needed, but eliminating proven military tactics is a dangerous risk.

Nothing to See Here, Folks: Covering Up a Massacre in Afghanistan

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

What does it mean for McChrystal's people to apologize for killing innocent people and lying about it, only to have them turn around and keep repeating the same behavior? Why should we be moved or lend credulity to such apologies?

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...

U.S. Troops Killed Afghan Women, Then Dug Bullets Out Of Their Bodies To Cover It Up

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After initially denying involvement or any cover-up in the deaths of three Afghan women during a badly bungled American Special Operations assault in ...

McChrystal Reining In Special Forces In Wake Of Afghan Civilian Deaths

New York Times | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, has brought most American Special Operations forces under his direct control fo...

Glenn Beck -- "Restoring Honor" or Exploiting a Noble Veterans Charity?

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

I received an email Monday morning that stopped me in my tracks. It contained a link to the seemingly noble organization called the Special Operation...

McChrystal Choice Suggests Special Ops Strikes Will Continue

Inter Press Service | Gareth Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gareth Porter | Inter Press Service WASHINGTON, May 12 (IPS) - The choice of Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to become the new U.S. commander in Afghan...