Article Archive

America’s Already-Failed Cyber War

Like the War on Drugs, cyberwarfare turns a very real problem into a money-making bureaucratic machine.

July 23, 2015

Army Whistleblower Turns Populist

Lt. Col. Danny Davis was a fierce truth-teller on Afghanistan; can he make the civilian transition?

July 17, 2015

Reading War With China

Ghost Fleet is a fictionalized foretelling of World War III fought in the Pacific that’s too real for comfort.

June 22, 2015

March of the Imperial Senators

John McCain and Lindsey Graham try to rewrite history to vindicate the Iraq war, and blame Obama for ISIS.

May 29, 2015

Pamela Geller’s Free-Speech Hypocrisy

Her hatred of Muslims extends to their constitutional liberties—and even Bill O’Reilly has had enough.

May 15, 2015

Lobby Day For the Marijuana Industry

Weed wonks head to Capitol Hill, talking taxes and policy reform

May 1, 2015

Our Bad Friends, the Saudis

Why is the United States obligated to support the wars and wishes of its brutal, terror-funding client state?

April 17, 2015

How Google AdSense Censors the News

The Internet’s largest ad network won’t support sites that show what happened at Abu Ghraib—but company reps say they’re only enforcing the rules.

April 2, 2015

America’s Warlords in Afghanistan

To fight the Taliban, the United States created a new generation of abusive strongmen that are now running rampant.

March 20, 2015

The DEA Strands Veterans

New federal restrictions on painkillers separate wounded warriors from needed treatment with bureaucratic chasms.

March 6, 2015

Abu Ghraib Goes to Court

Victims of the private contractors responsible for the Iraq war’s worst prison abuses are finally being granted standing to sue.

February 19, 2015

A Blackwater World Order

The privatization of America’s wars swells the ranks of armies for hire across the globe.

February 6, 2015

David Petraeus’s Double Standard

While real whistleblowers go to jail, the teflon general gets made a martyr to Obama’s war on leaks.

January 22, 2015

Bureaucrats With Berettas

Federal departments from the USDA to Education are starting to arm their inspectors general for law enforcement.

January 13, 2015

Afghanistan’s Still-Broken Government

The Kerry-brokered Afghan power-sharing agreement hasn’t resolved any problems, or appointed any ministers.

December 23, 2014

Civil Liberties Lose a Champion

Mark Udall fought for privacy and against Iraq, and can expose CIA torture in his final days in the Senate.

December 5, 2014

The Military-Industrial Candidate

Hillary Clinton prepares to launch the most formidable hawkish presidential campaign in a generation.

November 20, 2014

Revenge of the COIN Doctrine

John Nagl’s counterinsurgency failed its way to popularity before, and is now trying to make a comeback.

October 31, 2014

The Iraqi Army Never Was

Careerist U.S. generals touted a toothless military consumed from the start by corruption and split loyalties.

October 9, 2014

The Army Attacks Ebola

Far from the ISIS war, American troops and supplies are helping fight the gruesome virus’s historic outbreak.

September 25, 2014