The real problem with the laws of war, however, is not what they fail to restrain but what they authorize. The primary function of International Humanitarian Law is to legalize remarkable levels of "good" military violence that regularly kill and injure non-combatants.
WikiLeaks: U.S. Used Geithner, G-20 Summit In Failed Effort To Pressure Dutch Into Staying In Afghanistan
The administration's obsession with keeping the Dutch in Afghanistan is reflected in US Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder's
The cable was sent in July 2009, which would become the deadliest month for foreign troops since the 2001 invasion. The surge
When it comes to WikiLeaks, much of media has planted its flag on the wrong side of the secrecy battle. The government's legitimate need for secrecy is very different from the government's desire to get away with hiding the truth.
In an ideal world, the WikiLeaks revelations would have ended two wars. But rather than retreating, the Pentagon became emboldened that a significant portion of its dirty laundry was aired publicly.
The Guardian article should not have used the present tense to describe US policy based on the leaked cables while ignoring its own reporting, subsequent to the dates of the leaked cables, that the US said its policy had changed.
Julian Assange has certainly broken his share of hard news, but by publishing these cables as they were obtained, he proved himself a fanatic incapable of distinguishing between newsworthy content and details that endanger people working to make the world safer.
The Guardian cites one example of the rampant corruption, telling of then-Vice President Ahmad Zia Massoud arriving in Dubai
The new WikiLeaks cables provides more evidence of government corruption in Afghanistan. What will it take for the allies to agree that the Afghan government isn't worth supporting?
The WikiLeaks cables provide yet another opportunity to turn the spotlight on the war in Afghanistan, which, despite the fact that it's costing us $2.8 billion a week keeps getting pushed into the shadow
It wasn't that North Korea aided Iran in acquiring technology for medium range ballistic missiles; and it wasn't that the