With all the real scares at home and abroad, it is strange that we take such pleasure in imaginary ones. Several Republican presidential candidates, for example, appear to suffer from demonic possession.
A U.S. official identified him as a Tunisian. The White House said President Barack Obama ordered the raid that killed the
What I learned from Josh the former Pararescueman is that the way to manage fear is to plan for what to do if and when something does go wrong. People are fearful when they are uncertain about what they are facing and about what they can do. Josh taught us how to figure out what had happened, and he taught us what was in our scope of practice to do.
From the point of view of the U.S. military and the national security state, the period from September 12, 2001 to late last night could be summed up in a single word: more. What Washington funded with your tax dollars was a bacchanalia of expansion.
The challenge is not the wars we must fight as much as the peace that we have to build in order not to fight them anymore or in the first place.
The Obama presidency has seen the U.S. military's elite tactical forces increasingly used in an attempt to achieve strategic goals. But with Special Operations missions kept under tight wraps, Americans have little understanding of where their troops are deployed, what exactly they are doing, or what the consequences might be down the road.
The ambitiousness of the creeping decision to bring every inch of the planet under the watchful eyes of U.S. military commanders should take anyone's breath away. It's the sort of thing that once might only have been imaginable in movies where some truly malign and evil force planned to "conquer the world" and dominate Planet Earth for an eternity.
It can shift the focus of doing the job if everybody's trying to get laid. I know it sounds incredibly juvenile, but it's
According to the Associated Press, women make up around 14 percent of active American military personnel and more than 280,000
Jeremy Scahill investigates the Joint Special Operations Command, the source of U.S. kill lists & drone strikes, in his film 'Dirty Wars' which premiered at Sundance.