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Stop U.S. Navy's War on Whales

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green
Brenda Peterson

After decades of lethal target practice against whales and dolphins by the U.S. Navy's sonar programs, our marine life is so threatened that they may not survive the navy's request for renewed permits for their bombing and sonar exercises from northern California to the Canadian border.

Leyte Gulf

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Seventy years ago, October 1944, there was a horrendous sea and air battle in the Philippines. Fought over days, it has been referred to as the Battle...

We Need a Geneva Convention on Cyber Warfare

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The "brave new world" of computer warfare -- in all its frightening aspects -- desperately needs some rules and limits. Communications spying and drone attacks are only the precursors for what could be eventually deployed against the United States.

AK-9

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

I want to share a vision of where we are heading, as a world. When I say "vision," I don't mean to say that I literally saw something. I just mean to say that I want to share some thoughts on where we might be heading as a world.

Our Foraging Ancestors Were Not Particularly War-like

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Few subjects more predictably animate furious disagreement and cross-purposes discussion than the origins of human warfare. Are people "naturally" belligerent? And what does that even mean? The question taps a deep old well of ideological intuition.

Napoleon and the Super Bowl

William Dietrich | Posted 04.04.2013 | Books
William Dietrich

Napoleon Bonaparte wasn't much of a couch potato, but he probably would have watched the Superbowl. Football is our sport closest to early 19th century war.

Dog Drones: Are Canine Robots The Future Of Warfare?

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.09.2013 | Science

Drones have changed the way militaries engage in modern-day wars, but a new technological development in robotics may drastically alter how we think a...

Humanlike Violence Is Extremely Rare in Other Animals

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.18.2013 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Given recent acts of heinous human violence in addition to the ongoing wars in which we're engaged, it's worth revisiting what we know about the social behavior of nonhuman animals (animals).

Today

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Joseph Blady, M.D.

One could preach and bore audiences to death about these and other reasons that make us seem incapable not killing each other, but one statistic should be enough to certify that we are failing to follow our most sacred rule -- to love our neighbors.

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.

Read With Us: 'What It Is Like To Go To War'

Posted 04.11.2012 | Books

Here's the team who will be blogging about the book: Andrew Losowsky, Books Editor Annemarie Dooling, Community Editor Zoë Triska, Associate Boo...

Napoleonic War Versus the Afghanistan Grind

William Dietrich | Posted 05.21.2012 | Books
William Dietrich

One of the challenges when writing historical fiction is imagining physical and social conditions very different than our own. My Ethan Gage novels take place during the Napoleonic Wars. Did combat of that time produce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Where Are Women's Voices Against War?

Michele Willens | Posted 03.19.2012 | Women
Michele Willens

Why aren't women, in particular, more vocal about ending warfare?

Friday Talking Points -- Class Warfare? Hardly.

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As was entirely predictable, once Obama stood up for taxing the rich folk a wee bit more, the Republicans fired back with what they think is the biggest weapon in their arsenal: screaming "Class warfare!"

Tom Zeller Jr.

Does Climate Drive Warfare? A New Study Suggests There's No Question

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

At the outset of his new book, "Tropic of Chaos" author Christian Parenti suggests that the violent death of Kenyan farmer Ekaru Loruman -- and perhap...

Stop GOP Push for Perpetual Warfare

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

I absolutely condemn the provision added in the defense authorization bill that essentially allows the president to declare war against anyone, anytime and anywhere.

The Flexibility of Conventional Warfare

Adam Elkus | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Adam Elkus

There are basically two "ideal" types of military operations -- irregular warfare fought by guerrillas and terrorists on the small-unit level and regu...

Chinese Missiles and U.S. Loss of Influence in Asia -- Round II

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

Revisiting my previous post "Aircraft Carriers and Chinese Missiles: Time to Rethink US Naval Doctrine" , I would like to approach the issue from a di...

Video Of A Foreign Correspondent's Decade By The Director Of 'Restrepo'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It's a rare filmmaker who could juxtapose festive fireworks with brutal gunfire and transition from the inside of a New York coffee shop to a huddle o...

America, Inc.: How to Take the Country Back from Corporate Control

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

After the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, I began to envision a new American flag -- one with the stars replaced by the corporations that call the shots.

Journalism Is Not an Attack, Wikileaks Is Not Warfare

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Mull

If you support Wikileaks, if you support transparency, accountability, or even just basic free speech, you should not be playing into the government's semantic game that presents itself as a victim, and Wikileaks as an attacker.

How Railways Made Large-Scale War Possible

Christian Wolmar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christian Wolmar

Railways changed the nature of warfare, and created the potential for prolonged and mass scale warfare.

The Hidden Costs of Warfare and the Prophet Jeremiah

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Why cannot political leaders level with the American people on the costs of warfare? It is obvious if they did so, the appetite for voluntary invasions especially would be greatly diminished.

Google and the Napoleonic Model: Business in Revolutionary Times

Robert Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Greene

Google's culture is focused on the idea that the company is the spearhead of a revolution. This sense of being part of a cause created an extremely motivated workforce, which allows Google to practice a kind of maneuver warfare.

Always Breaking News: Chimps Rape and Pillage! So What?

Christopher Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Ryan

When a group of bonobos encounters another group, an orgy may well break out, but not a battle.