(CNN) — This week's New York Times investigative piece on the likely suicide of Navy Cmdr. Job W. Price, the commander of SEAL Team Four in Afghanistan and another casualty in America's longest war, should
Candidates Compete to Promise the Most Torture and Slaughter Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com They’re back! From the look of the presidential campaign, war crimes are back on the American agenda. We shouldn’t
The warlike response to the Paris massacre by western governments, the media and the rest of the world has answered the dreams of Islamic State Think what your enemy wants you to do, and do the opposite.
Military officials worry that leaders in Washington haven't absorbed the lessons of America's last big wars. U.S. military leaders are skeptical about calls for escalating the war against the Islamic saying
Three years ago, Khadija Aloush fled the fighting in Syria for Denmark, where she found anything but a warm welcome. At the market or bus stops, people would step away from the 41-year-old hairstylist
(CNN) — A suicide bomber blew herself up and a police sniper took out a second terror suspect after authorities stormed two apartments and a church Wednesday in the northern Parisian suburb where one last
“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “ “[Leonardo Vinci’s]
• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming • Knowledge about how learning actually works The bad news: Our education system kind of skips one of them, which is problematic,
Don't have tens of thousands of dollars in savings? That doesn't mean there's no hope of becoming a homeowner. Home prices are on the rise, making it harder for buyers to cobble together a 20% down payment.
(CNN) — American taxpayers doled out $5.9 billion in foreign military financing in 2014, according to the government's Foreign Assistance report -- that's roughly the GDP of Somalia. But where did the
We know that the brain is neuroplastic — adapts to changes in behavior, environment, thinking and emotions — and may even rewire itself in certain ways. Life experience also teaches us that the tongue
(CNN) — When the extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) abducts boys from Friday prayers at mosques or indoctrinates children as young as 10 to become fighters or suicide bombers, is
(Wikimedia/Deptartment of Defense) The Pentagon owns or rents over 700 bases in 130 countries — and that doesn’t include the *6,000* we have at home Chalmers Johnson August 11, 2015 9:15am (UTC) As distinct
The war on terror extends beyond the Middle East, and a new agreement could keep soldiers on the ground for decades Nick Turse April 16, 2015 8:30am (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.
Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising. Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would
(CNN) — A convoy of U.S. Army armored vehicles is drawing crowds, cheers and tears as it makes an 1,100-mile journey from the Baltics through Poland and the Czech Republic to Germany. The trek is being
Washington (CNN) — America's longest war just got a little longer for thousands of U.S. troops. President Barack Obama's decision to keep 9,800 soldiers in Afghanistan through this year -- double what
Great leaders think strategically. They can understand and appreciate the current state as well as see possibilities. When dealing with today’s issues, they operate from a broad, long-term perspective
America’s ISIS next door: Mexico, billion-dollar cartels and the colossal failure of the war on drugs
(Shutterstock/American Spirit) They behead people by the hundreds. And like ISIL, Mexican gangs are flourishing as a result of failed U.S. policy Rebecca Gordon March 24, 2015 6:15pm (UTC) This piece appeared