Author Archives: Jason C. Ditz

The Return of the Stinger Missile

Soon our “allies” will have fresh supplies of these MANPADS, too. What could possibly go wrong?

What Are U.S. Forces Doing in Niger Anyway?

For five years, U.S. forces operated under the radar—until four of them were killed.

Whap! Pow! Fans Boot Defense Contractor Out of Marvel Comics

The battle to pry militarism from pop culture continues.

Time Has Come: ISIS Improvising Own Killer Drones

U.S. opened Pandora’s Box, now anyone can deploy them.

Trump: Let Our Police Armor Up Like Soldiers

Administration wants to “send a message,” but to whom?

Don’t Be Fooled, There Is No ‘Diplomacy’ With North Korea

Some would prefer a preemptive attack.

The Real Reason Behind Qatar’s Gulf State Freeze Out

Hint: Al Jazeera, Muslim Brotherhood, and the Arab Spring.

A Civilian-Controlled Military, If You Can Keep It

Trump is letting the generals make war without supervision, setting a dangerous precedent.

ISIS and the End of Cash

How the war on terror became a war on real money.