Drones are not the ethical, precise weapons they’re made out to be.
It was the day the US realised it was fighting a different kind of war.
In a time of increasingly complex geopolitical entanglements and moral failings, these films articulate a yearning for unsullied heroism, effective leadership and appropriate responses to crises.
The rise of the US military state since 9/11 has cost billions of dollars and resulted in the loss of nearly 1 million lives in wars abroad.
The act of killing in combat is associated with heightened risks of PTSD and suicide. A scholar interviewed 30 veterans about their common experiences.
Following the completion of the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Neta Crawford, the co-director of the Costs of War Project, reflects on 7,268 days of American involvement in the conflict.
The return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan sets the stage for a new era of terrorist growth in South-East Asia and around the world.
It may be attractive to think that promoting democracy in occupied foreign countries is an appropriate moral and effective path for restoring security and stability. But it’s not accurate.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the US Afghanistan pullout is not a repeat of failures in other recent wars. “This is not Saigon,” he said. A seasoned foreign policy expert disagrees.
Analysis of US survey data finds that white people who hold racist views are more likely than others to favor military action over diplomacy in China and Iran, and to endorse the global war on terror.
Colonel Majendie was also a pioneer in forensic investigations.
The release of a new movie calls public attention to the US government’s treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and what the detainees’ future might be.
States are increasingly using assassination to guard against the twin threats of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.
In January 2016, Kenyan troops were defeated by Al-Shabaab militants at El Adde in Somalia. This is why it happened.
A large voter turnout among Muslim Americans may be enough to turn some of the swing states to the Democratic candidate in the 2020 election.
The Horn of Africa is the epicentre of foreign military activity. Foreign troops have been deployed to support peace initiatives, subdue terror groups and support foreign security initiatives.
Global terrorism has been relatively quiet as the world is consumed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But it is still there, unabated, and we need to do more to stop it.
Despite its dire health and economic situation, Sudan has yet to access emergency funding to combat COVID-19.
The Pentagon has spent more than $800 billion on military operations in Iraq. But that doesn’t include money needed to care for veterans, rebuild the country or pay interest on war debt.
Sending specially trained operatives into hostile territories dates back to Colonial days. In the past decade, special operations forces have become central to America’s counterterrorism efforts.